Bert Newton has passed away at the age of 83.
The Australian entertainment icon died while undergoing palliative care at a private clinic in Melbourne.
From the likes of Australia’s most well-known politicians to Aussie A-listers, a wave of people have come forward to share memories and stories of the great Bert Newton.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“Australia loved Bert. There will never be another like him. Four Gold Logies, hosting the Logies on 20 occasions and entertaining Australians for over half a century,” Prime Minister Morrison said in a statement today.
“There was a familiarity that connected us to Bert, but it also connected us to each other. We could laugh together. That was his gift.”
“Bert could give and take a joke. He could laugh at himself, I’m sure that’s what made Australians warm to him as much as we did. Even when a joke misfired, he had that ability to scramble in a way that made us laugh, and put everyone at ease.”
“Australians also understood his steadfast love of Patti, and her steadfast strength.”
“To Patti and the family, Jen and I send our love, and we send the country’s love as well.”
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese.
Vale Bert Newton.— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) October 30, 2021
My heart goes out to his family who have lost a husband, a father and friend. And to Australia who have lost an icon.