An Australian journalist who was one of the most highly paid journalists in the world died of complications from diabetes on Wednesday, a week after she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, according to the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
Eschaton was the youngest member of the Sydney Morning Herald’s editorial team at the time of her death, according the AMA.
Eschiton was born in 1952 in Melbourne and attended University of Sydney.
Her father, Peter Eschiton, was a Sydney newspaper reporter for the Daily Telegraph who wrote for the Sydney Sunday Telegraph.
Peter Eschaton died in June, and the Australian journalist was survived by his wife, Karen, son and daughter.
Peter’s sister, Sarah, is also deceased.
Karen Eschontons son Peter died in March of 2017.
Eshontons brother Michael was a reporter for Fairfax Media before joining the Herald in 2005 and becoming a freelance journalist in Australia.
Michael Eschorton is the youngest of the Eschonsons siblings and is also survived by the wife of his sister Karen.
Michael has written for the Australian Financial Review and the Financial Times.
Escheaton’s colleagues at the Sydney Telegraph were all shocked by her sudden death.
“It’s a shock for all of us at the newspaper, I’m very sad, it’s such a sad time,” said editor-in-chief David Roberts.
“She was such a valued contributor to our paper, she was always at the forefront of the writing process.
She had a real passion for the paper and she was such an inspirational person, she really inspired us all.”
Her colleagues are deeply saddened by the loss of Eschtons journalist, and she will be greatly missed.
“Eschonton was a very talented journalist and the Herald would have been absolutely devastated to lose her,” Roberts said.
“I know the family is feeling incredibly hurt.
It’s a huge loss for the newspaper and the community.”
Eschtaton worked for the Herald from 1976 to 1992.
She was a columnist for the tabloid, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times, and was also a member of Australia’s Parliament.
Esheiton was one half of the family of Australian journalists, and her brother Peter Esheiton, the editor of the Sunday Sun, also worked for The Australian newspaper.
“There are a lot of great people in this paper and in Australia, and I’m saddened to hear of her passing,” Roberts added.