Good morning, I’m Ben Cubby, and thanks for becoming a member of our reside protection of the demise of Barry Humphries right this moment.
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 fully himself till the very finish, by no means shedding his sensible thoughts, his distinctive wit and generosity of spirit,” his household stated in an announcement.
The grasp satirist has been remembered in a flood of tributes from world wide from writers, comedians and political leaders.
Learn Andrew Hornery’s report on the demise of an Australian legend right here.