Michael Gordon, a giant of Australian journalism and one of The Age's most loved, respected and lauded writers, has died at the age of 62.
He is believed to have suffered a heart attack while taking part in an ocean swim at Cowes, on Phillip Island, on Saturday morning.
His peerless reporting turned an unflinching spotlight on the treatment of asylum seekers, particularly those shipped offshore by successive Australian governments, and the injustices faced by many Indigenous Australians.
He was the Melbourne Press Club's 2005 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year, along with many other honours.
See the full Age tribute here.