“Tony Award-winning comedian Barry Humphries, internationally renowned for his garish stage persona Dame Edna Everage, a condescending and imperfectly-veiled snob whose evolving character has delighted audiences over seven decades, has died. He was 89.
“His death in the Sydney hospital, where he spent several days with complications following hip surgery, was confirmed by his family.
““He was completely himself until the very end, never losing his brilliant mind, his unique wit and generosity of spirit,” a family statement said.
“”With over 70 years on the stage, he was an entertainer to his core, touring up until the last year of his life and planning more shows that will sadly never be,” they added.”
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