Legendary Indigenous Australian actor and artist David Gulpilil has died aged 68

Legendary Indigenous Australian actor and artist David Gulpilil whose life was celebrated with an Archibald Prize-winning painting dies aged 68 after a long battle with cancer

  • Indigenous actor and artist David Gulpilil has died aged 68 in South Australia


One of Australia’s greatest Aboriginal actors immortalized in an Archibald Prize-winning portrait had died after battling lung cancer.

David Gulpilil’s death was confirmed Monday night after he passed away at his home in Murray Bridge in South Australia at the age of 68.

His daughter Phoebe Marson announced two years ago that her father had been diagnosed with aggressive cancer and that he would soon be “going to the Dreamtime.”

The actor has appeared in iconic Australian films such as Storm Boy, Charlie Country and The Tracker.

More to follow.

David Gulpilil (pictured) is a renowned actor and performers who has appeared in numerous iconic films (his family has allowed his image to be used according to his wishes after his death)

The actor has had an extremely long and successful career (pictured on the set of the film 'Walkabout' in 1971)

The actor has had an extremely long and successful career (pictured on the set of the film ‘Walkabout’ in 1971)

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