Hugh Sheridan steps out for the first time since the heartbreaking death of his father Denis

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Hugh Sheridan has stepped out for the first time since his father Denis’ tragic death from cancer at the age of 76.

The Packed To The Rafters star pulled a brave face as he strolled the streets of Adelaide on a chilly Wednesday.

He looked understandably downcast and wore a tan trench coat, black cap, sunglasses and skinny jeans.

Hugh’s heartbreak: Hugh Sheridan stepped out for the first time since his father Denis’ tragic death from cancer at the age of 76

Hugh looked deep in thought, his eyes fixed on the sidewalk in front of him.

The actor was incredibly close to his father, a prominent Adelaide swing singer and former mayor of Unley.

Think of you: The Packed To The Rafters star pulled a brave face as he strolled the streets of Adelaide on a chilly Wednesday

Think of you: The Packed To The Rafters star pulled a brave face as he strolled the streets of Adelaide on a chilly Wednesday

On Tuesday, Hugh paid tribute to his father Denis in a heartfelt Instagram post.

The veteran Adelaide swing singer passed away on Monday, surrounded by his family.

Hugh shared the news on his Instagram account, writing, “ Be Free Daddy, ” alongside a portion of WH Auden’s poem “ Stop all the clocks, cut the phone, ” which was memorablely recited in the film Celebrate weddings and a funeral.

Troubled times: he looked understandably downcast and wore a light brown trench coat, black cap, sunglasses and skinny jeans

Troubled times: he looked understandably downcast and wore a light brown trench coat, black cap, sunglasses and skinny jeans

Rest in peace: On Tuesday, Hugh paid tribute to his father Denis in a heartfelt Instagram post.  The pair are pictured together at the Arkaba Hotel in Adelaide in March

Rest in peace: On Tuesday, Hugh paid tribute to his father Denis in a heartfelt Instagram post. The pair are pictured together at the Arkaba Hotel in Adelaide in March

“He was my north, my south, my east, and west,” reads part of the poem.

“My work week and my Sunday rest … My afternoon, my midnight, my lecture, my song.”

The Packed to the Rafters actor also shared a photo of his father as a child and a second photo of a rainbow.

Moving: Hugh shared the news on his Instagram account, writing, `` Be Free Daddy, '' alongside a portion of WH Auden's poem `` Stop all the clocks, cut the phone, '' which was memorablely recited in the movie Four Weddings and a funeral

Moving: Hugh shared the news on his Instagram account, writing, “ Be Free Daddy, ” alongside a portion of WH Auden’s poem “ Stop all the clocks, cut the phone, ” which was memorablely recited in the movie Four Weddings and a funeral

Tribute: “He was my north, my south, my east, and west,” reads part of the poem.  'My work week and my Sunday rest ... My afternoon, my midnight, my lecture, my song'

Tribute: “He was my north, my south, my east, and west,” reads part of the poem. ‘My work week and my Sunday rest … My afternoon, my midnight, my lecture, my song’

Tribute: The Packed to the Rafters actor also shared a photo of his dad as a kid and a second photo of a rainbow

Tribute: The Packed to the Rafters actor also shared a photo of his dad as a kid and a second photo of a rainbow

Reaching: Hugh's mail was quickly inundated with the good wishes of his famous friends

Reaching: Hugh’s mail was quickly inundated with the good wishes of his famous friends

Hugh’s mail was inundated with good wishes from his famous friends.

‘All my love honey now and always’, wrote Rebecca Gibney, co-star of Packed To The Rafters.

Channel 10 host Jessica Rowe said, “Oh, I’m sending you so much love.”

“I’m thinking about you and your family,” said good friend Rebel Wilson.

Moving: The Logie winner also shared a photo of a rainbow taken in Adelaide

Moving: The Logie winner also shared a photo of a rainbow taken in Adelaide

Denis, who last performed in public two months ago, received palliative care at Mary Potter Hospice in North Adelaide.

His cousin Neville Quist, a notable South Australian fashion designer, announced the death of Denis on Tuesday.

“My legendary cousin has left the stage for the last time,” he said.

“The King of Swing and former Mayor of Unley who opened for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove, sadly passed away yesterday surrounded by his beautiful, loving family.”

“Denis was the consummate entertainer, illuminating every room with his charm and style,” added Mr. Quist.

Tragedy: Denis' terminal cancer diagnosis was the main reason Hugh (left) proposed to his friend Kurt Roberts (right) in March.  Sadly, Denis died before seeing his son get married

Tragedy: Denis’ terminal cancer diagnosis was the main reason Hugh (left) proposed to his friend Kurt Roberts (right) in March. Sadly, Denis died before seeing his son get married

Denis’ last performance was in March, at a tribute show held in his honor at the Swing a Ding Den at the Arkaba Hotel in Adelaide.

Hugh joined him onstage for his swan song.

Denis’ terminal cancer diagnosis was the main reason Hugh proposed to his friend Kurt Roberts in March.

Sadly, he died before seeing his son get married.

Romantic: Hugh proposed to Kurt on the first night of his dance performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on March 5

Romantic: Hugh proposed to Kurt on the first night of his dance performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on March 5

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