Dame Elisabeth 'close to a saint': Murdoch
Lachlan Murdoch has paid tribute to his grandmother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, describing her as a saint.
"Dame Elisabeth was absolutely a remarkable person," Mr Murdoch told reporters after chairing the Ten Network's annual general meeting in Sydney on Thursday.
She was also the "closest person, frankly, to a saint in my view," he said.
Dame Elisabeth, the celebrated philanthropist and media matriarch, died in her Melbourne home surrounded by her family.
She celebrated her 103rd birthday in February 2012.
"She lived a beautiful life and a very meaningful life and she passed away peacefully, which is all we can ask for," Mr Murdoch said.
Her death was confirmed by News Ltd in a statement released late on Wednesday evening.
She died peacefully on Wednesday night at Cruden Farm, her beloved Langwarrin garden estate set on more than 54 hectares in Melbourne's outer southeast.
Dame Elisabeth was the wife of Sir Keith Murdoch and mother to four children including Rupert Murdoch, Anne Kantor and Janet Calvert-Jones.
Her eldest daughter, Helen Handbury, died in 2004.
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