John Hindle, a radio host in Australia, died on Tuesday. Cause of death was not released. He was 62.

Hindle began his career in Melbourne, writing for Reader’s Digest and working as a film critic for the National Times and ABC radio and television. In 1983, he published the book, “Around the Bend, Three Middle-Aged Eccentrics…on a Raft Voyage Down the Mighty Murray River” with co-author John Hepworth. The book told the story of a rafting trip, and reflected on Hindle’s love of adventure and alcohol.

Hindle later switched to broadcasting, and made a name for himself in the afternoon slot on 3AW Radio. There he presented the feature, “Letter to Mike,” which offered observations on Melbourne life. He was filling in on the night slot at 3AK Radio when he died.