The colourful life and remarkable legacy of Australia’s first TV doctor 

Dr John Knight, AKA Dr James Wright has died aged 94, leaving a remarkable legacy and extraordinary life story, including a notorious relative and being scammed out of over $50 million
Dr John Knight, AKA Dr James Wright.

He was best known as a celebrity doctor but Dr John Knight was also a prolific author, philanthropist, and a man who shrugged off being scammed out of $51 million by a ‘friend’. 

The extraordinary life of the GP who demystified medicine through regular TV and radio appearances under the alias Dr James Wright, is being remembered after he died in his sleep on Sunday, aged 94, a few years shy of his hoped-for 110.