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Former Gold Coast photographer Richard Webb has died.

The most beloved Gold Coast photographer who spent more than 30 years capturing the city in his lens has died after a long illness.

Mr. Webb, affectionately known as Webby, was in palliative care following a long illness.

He was a longtime resident of Worongary at the age of 62 and is survived by his wife Carolyne, daughters Natasha and Stacy, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Webb has been one of the best photographers on the Gold Coast in his career for over 30 years.

He worked in the Bulletin from 1982 to 2009, holding the post of Deputy Photographic Editor.

During his long career, he covered some of the biggest events on the Gold Coast, including the 2001 Kiss Final Concert, Frank Sinatra’s visit to The Ultimate Event in 1988, which launched Sanctuary Cove, and many State of Origin games, Indy carnival and Pauline Hanson’s trial.

In recent years he has run a camera shop in Broadbeach, is well known for his yellow Lotus sports car carrying his “Webby” number plate, and is often seen enjoying beer at his favorite haunt, Tallai Golf Club.

Away from photography, his biggest passion was towards charity work and for several years he participated in the annual Variety Bash.

He was well known for driving a restored vintage red fire truck to raise money for children’s charities across rural and outback Queensland.

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