The Australian Comedian Barry Humphries who was best known for his character Dame Edna Everage, huge hit in 1970 died at the age of 89. He is one of the most loved actor from Australia.
Barry Humphries was admitted in hospital for getting treatment after hip surgery last month. Humphries had a hip replacement treatment after he fell in February.
The actor had been admitted in hospital on Wednesday and died due to constant pain in his body. He also followed up with a tribute statement calling him a “Great Australian and a comic genius”.
His family reported Barry Humphries as, “He was completely himself until the verg end, never losing his brilliant mind, his unique wit and generosity of spirit”. He made am enormous contribution in Australian entertainment.
Lifestory of Barry Humphries
Barry Humphries was born in Australia in 1934, he appeared in many West End Productions work including ‘Oliver’ and ‘Maggie Way’ in the 1960s. He is known for his performance as lilac-colored hair, cat glasses and catch phrases such as ‘Hello Possums’. He became a national treasure as Edna.
The entertainment career of Barry Humphroes lasted for more than 60 years, he had been awarded with several awards. He was also made an officer of the Order of Australia for services to theatre in 2007.
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He also worked as an actor, director and scriptwriter who wrote a lot of books, novels and autobiographies and plays. Barry Hamphries was also a landscape painter.