Death of GP a 'great loss'

One of Sydney's best-known GPs, hailed as an "absolute great of the profession" for his work with the poor and needy of King's Cross, has died.

Dr Ray Seidler (pictured), who worked in the neighbourhood for 35 years, was renowned for his ceaseless commitment to caring for vulnerable and marginalised patients such as drug and alcohol users, the homeless and transgender people.

The practice he founded, the Kings Cross Clinic, was just a stone's throw from the infamous neon strip of Darlinghurst Road.

Dr Seidler passed away on Thursday aged 61. He leaves a wife,