"Incredible humanity": Hugh Jackman's rare pic in Bert Newton tribute
Hugh Jackman has paid tribute to his former co-star Bert Newtown after the TV legend died at the age of 83 on Saturday.
Bert Newtown and Hugh Jackman starred alongside each other in a stage production of Beauty and the Beast in 1995.
On Sunday, Hugh shared some moving memories of himself and Bert in a series of Instagram stories from both he and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
‘Just by watching him, I learned how to handle the spotlight with grace, dignity, humour and class,’ said Hugh in the caption.
He also added that Bert was ‘quietly’ generous and never broadcasted his actions of charity.
‘But what I will remember more than anything was his incredible humanity. His countless acts of quiet generosity when no one was looking,’ Hugh wrote.
‘You were one of a kind Bert. You will be deeply missed. Much love to Patti and the entire family.’
TV legend Bert Newton died on Saturday night, after a stunning career that beamed him into living rooms across Australia for over 70 years. He had been receiving palliative care at a clinic in Melbourne at the time of his death, following a long health battle that resulted in one of his legs being amputated in May.
Bert is survived by his wife Patti, aged 76, daughter Lauren, 40 and son Matthew, 40, leaving behind six grandchildren.
His life will be celebrated in a state funeral in Melbourne.