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Farewell to a TV legend: Tributes flood in for Bert Newton after his tragic passing

''Heaven just got a whole lot more showbiz’y.''

By Faye Couros
Bert Newton was an icon, and his legacy will go down in history as one of the greatest in television.
His presence in the entertainment industry touched hundreds of Australian celebrities, and his spirited personality was a constant source of support.
In the last weekend of October 2021, the 83-year-old TV legend sadly passed away following months of ill health.
He is survived by his wife Patti Newton, his children Matt and Lauren, and his six grandchildren.
Bert's career spanned decades, and he only recently retired from hosting the TV WEEK Logie Awards as recently as 2018.
As expected, a slew of celebrity tributes and heartfelt reactions to Bert's death have poured out since his death.
See the emotional messages dedicated to the icon here for the most touching words by all those who admired him.

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