vicdaviesVic Davies, who co-hosted the long-running Club Veg show, has died after a short battle with lung cancer. Davies, 55, passed away at 1.30pm (AEDT) yesterday, five months after being diagnosed with the disease.

He is best known for presenting the comedy music show, Club Veg, along with Mal Lees, which ran for 15 years on various radio stations in New South Wales. The segment featured song parodies and comic sketches, most of which were written by Davies.

He got his big break while working as a copywriter for radio ads, landing a gig on the ABC's youth station Triple J in 1984.

He and Lees moved to 2SM in 1987, and were poached by Triple M in 1989.

The station dropped the iconic show in 2002.

His family and a close friend, Rina Ferris, issued a statement today announcing his death.

"Vic was loved by many and we were honoured to call him our friend. We will always miss him and he will remain in our hearts forever," the statement said.