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Paul Hester
Hester in San Francisco in 1987
Background information
Birth name Paul Newell Hester
Also known as Hessie
Born (1959-01-08)8 January 1959
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 26 March 2005(2005-03-26) (aged 46)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Rock, pop rock, jangle pop, indie rock, alternative rock, new wave
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals, keyboards, guitar
Years active 1976–2005
Associated acts Crowded House, Split Enz, Deckchairs Overboard, Tarmac Adam, The Wiggles, The Holy Toledos

Paul Newell Hester (8 January 1959 – 26 March 2005) was an Australian musician and television personality. He was best known as the drummer for the rock bands Split Enz and Crowded House. He last performed with Crowded House in 1996. He later worked on television and radio. He was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He was the father two daughters.

Hester had depression in his final years. He died on 26 March 2005 in Melbourne, at the age of 46.

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