Good morning, I’m Ben Cubby, and thanks for becoming a member of our dwell protection of the dying of Barry Humphries immediately.
Humphries, the comic who created Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, died on Saturday aged 89 in Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital, after a sequence of well being issues.
“He was utterly himself till the very finish, by no means shedding his sensible thoughts, his distinctive wit and generosity of spirit,” his household mentioned in a press release.
The grasp satirist has been remembered in a flood of tributes from around the globe from writers, comedians and political leaders.
Learn Andrew Hornery’s report on the dying of an Australian legend right here.