Celeb News

Hugh Jackman pays a sweet tribute to wife Deborra-lee Furness' mother following her death

The actor calls his mother-in-law Fay Duncan "one of the greatest women" he's ever met following her death.

Actor Hugh Jackman has shared a touching tribute to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness' mother, who passed away from illness on Sunday. She was 81.
"I'm blessed to say Fay Duncan was my Mother in Law (sic)," the 47-year-old star began his Instagram post.
"She was one of the greatest women I've ever met. Wise, funny, loving, cheeky, generous, and a true leader. She had an incredible gift for always being right ... which must have been a true burden for her as she was also incredibly patient with us mere mortals."
He concluded: "Fay, I love you more than words can express. HJ."
Hugh referred to his late mother-in-law as "wise, funny, loving, cheeky, generous" in his tribute
Hugh's words were accompanied by a photo of himself smiling as he posed next to Fay.
The Wolverine star and his director-actress wife Deborra-Lee had been in Melbourne since last month to look after the 81-year-old in her final days.
"She has left an indelible footprint on so many peoples lives — through her warm, open welcoming personality she has touched people," Deborra-Lee said following her mum's death.
Fay founded the Bone Marrow Donor Institute in 1989 and later became one of the key driving forces behind the Fight Cancer Foundation.

read more from