Best known for his characters Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, Humphrey. was in the hospital with complications from hip surgery last month. It fell in February.
Humphries died peacefully surrounded by his family.
For 89 years, Barry Humphries has entertained us through many personas, from Dame Edna to Sandy Stone.
But the brightest star in that galaxy has always been Barry.
A great wit, satirist, writer and an absolute one-of-a-kind, he was both a gift and a gift.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/oSAKpxPGae — Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) March 2023 April 22
“He was completely himself to the end, never losing his brilliant mind, unique wit and generosity of spirit,” his family said. statement by the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
“He was an entertainer on the stage for over seventy years right up until the last years of his life and planned more shows that sadly never came to be.” His audience was dear to him and he never took them for granted. “.
His Dame Edna persona took Humphries to the top of British television in the 1970s and eventually secured her Dame Edna Everage experience on the talk show in the 1980s.
He is also well known for his character of Sir Les Paterson, who has been a staple of Humphries’ stage presence for three decades.
Although many viewers know him best from television, Humphries was also a prominent theater actor and supporter of all forms of the arts.
“While he may be best remembered for his work in the theater, he was a painter, writer, poet, collector and lover of art in all its forms,” his family said. “He was also a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and confidant to many.
Condolences poured in as news of his death spread.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “RIP Barry Humphries – one of the greatest Australians of all time – and a comic genius who used his extraordinary alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. wrote on Twitter. “Also an unfailingly great audience contributor.” What a loss.”
“For 89 years, Barry Humphries has entertained us through many personalities, from Dame Edna to Sandy Stone,” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. wrote on Twitter.
“But the brightest star in that galaxy has always been Barry. A great wit, satirist, writer and an absolute one-of-a-kind, he was both a gift and a gift. May he rest in peace.”
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