“The Australian comedian Barry Humphries, best known for his drag character Dame Edna Everage, has died aged 89.
“”He was completely himself until the very end, never losing his brilliant mind, his unique wit and generosity of spirit,” his family said in a statement.
“Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paid tribute in a tweet, calling him “a great wit, satirist, writer and an absolute one-of-kind.”
“He followed up with a tribute statement, calling Humphries a great Australian and a comic genius.
““He is one of the most loved of Australians and I pay tribute to him today – to his enormous contribution to Australia,” Albanese said at a press conference in Brisbane.
““Barry Humphries, through his 89 years, made an enormous contribution to Australia and also showcased that uniquely Australian sense of humor to the world,” Albanese added.”
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