Barry Humphries’ kind gesture in touching final photos taken before the comedy legend’s death at age 89
- Comedian Barry Humphries has died at the age of 89
- Touching last photo has emerged
- Shows beloved comic hug fans
Barry Humphries enjoyed a touching moment with a female fan during one of his last public appearances before his death.
The legendary comedian passed away on Saturday at the age of 89 after complications following hip surgery.
As tributes poured in from around the world for the beloved entertainer, a photo of one of Humphries’ last good acts emerged.
In a photo from last December, the comic appeared relaxed as he put an arm around a female fan and posed for several photos, including a selfie.
In the photos, Humphries is barefoot and wearing salmon pink chinos and a striped shirt as he wraps his arms around the fan and his wife Lizzie Spender.
In a photo from last December, Barry Humphries looked relaxed hugging a fan
Mr. Humphries was barefoot and wore salmon pink chinos and a striped shirt in the photo
The comedian was known to respect his “audience” and his friendliness.
Humphries was readmitted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney earlier this week following complications following surgery.
The long-standing health battle began when he tripped over a rug while reaching for a book at home in February, later hospitalizing him for hip surgery.
Humphries’ four children, including sons Oscar and Rupert, traveled from London to the bedside of their father, and his daughter, Emily, from whom he was estranged for two decades before the couple recently reconciled.
The 89-year-old had previously shrugged off concerns about the seriousness of his condition with a jovial statement thanking his fans and well-wishers.
Unfortunately, a spokesperson announced the death of the 89-year-old on Saturday.
Humphries delighted and outraged audiences for more than half a century with his troupe of nonsensical but somehow relatable characters.
They included the brash Sir Les Patterson, Australia’s cultural attaché to the Court of St James; the melancholy and rambling Sandy Stone; and, in comics and film, the writhing Ocker in Pommyland Barry McKenzie.
The multi-talented Melbourne-born comedy star was also a respected actor with many stage and film credits, an author of novels and autobiographies, and an accomplished landscape painter.
Humphries (pictured with Steve Irwin as Dame Edna) delighted and outraged audiences for more than half a century with his troupe of nonsensical but still relatable characters