It is with great sadness that Caroline Murphy and family confirm that on Saturday 16 January, 2021, Christopher (CM) Murphy, Chairman of Murphy Petrol Group peacefully passed away at his Ballina property “Sugar Beach Ranch” surrounded by his family.

CM celebrated an illustrious career over 40 years and made an incredible impact on the global music and entertainment industry. Best known for taking his ‘band of brothers’ INXS to worldwide stardom, CM Murphy influenced the lives of many around the globe with his endless passion and drive. He will be greatly missed. Chris was passionate about agriculture, horse breeding, racing pigeons, surfing and rugby. His competitive spirit seen on the polo field and the ice hockey rink was alive right to the end as he fought Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, trees be gifted to create an everlasting and ever-growing memorial at Chris’ beloved Ballina property. If you wish to donate a tree to plant in your honour for Chris, please contact

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