The James Bond actor paid a touching tribute on Instagram.
Pierce Brosnan paid a moving tribute to comedian Barry Humphries after learning of his passing at the age of 89.
The late actor died on Saturday at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney after being admitted last week for treatment for a “serious condition” related to complications from hip replacement surgery. On Monday, the James Bond actor posted a touching tribute to the late performer on Instagram.
The news of Barry Humphries’ passing broke Pierce’s heart, he wrote. In the photo of us, we are both grinning. He was an excellent actor, comedian, and utterly fantastic as Dame Edna”.
“Barry brought joy and laughter to the world. His wife Lizzie, his family, and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. You, sweet Barry, We will miss Dame Edna.”.
In the presence of his close family members, including his wife of 30 years, Lizzie Spender, the comedian passed away.
The following statement was made by his family: “He never lost his brilliant mind, his distinct sense of humor, or his generosity of spirit. Up until the very end, he remained completely himself. He performed on stage for more than 70 years, touring up until the last year of his life, and planning additional shows that, tragically, were never able to happen.”.
Because he valued them so highly, he never treated his audiences like a given. Although most people probably only know him for his work in theater, he was also a painter, author, poet, art collector, and lover of all kinds of art.”.
In addition to being a faithful and loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was also many people’s friend and confidant.
His death leaves a void in many people’s lives.
Millions of people were made to laugh by his fictional works, and they will live on.”.
After his death was reported, condolences poured in. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described him as “a great wit, satirist, writer, and an absolute one-of-a-kind. He was both gifted and a gift.”.
Ricky Gervais tweeted, “Farewell, Barry Humphries, you Comedy genius.”.
Australia has lost one of its greatest, according to Jason Donovan. Simply put, Barry Humphries was a funny genius. He was intelligent, literate, and sharp. He created characters that made millions of people laugh. My thoughts are with your family on this tragic day. ”.