Australians are left heartbroken after the death of Bert Newton as he is remembered as a ‘great mentor’ and the ‘ultimate showman’
- Newton passed away on Saturday night at the age of 83 with tributes pouring in
Australians across the country have bid farewell to television legend Bert Newton.
The death of the 83-year-old was announced late on Saturday night with tributes pouring in for the entertainer.
Politicians and fellow TV and radio personalities have farewelled the father and grandfather who died after a long health battle which saw him have one of his legs amputated.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese shared his heartfelt condolences to Newton’s loved ones.
‘My heart goes out to his family who have lost a husband, a father and friend. And to Australia who have lost an icon,’ he tweeted.
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten described Newton as a ‘world class entertainer’ and a ‘true Melbourne legend’.
Tributes have poured in for television legend Bert Newton who passed away at the age of 83
Today Extra host, David Campbell said the late TV star was ‘the ultimate showman’.
‘The absolute and of an era. We all grew up with Bert. The ultimate showman. The man who made us all laugh,’ he wrote.
Comedian Adam Hills sung his praises, declaring Newton as the ‘ultimate entertainer’.
‘Australian TV wouldn’t be what it is without Bert. It’s up to us all to take what he taught us, and keep his spirit alive,’ he said.
‘Enormous love to his family. Take a bow, Bert. You deserve the applause.’
More to come.