Hugh Sheridan's father Denis Sheridan has passed away aged 76.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed this morning by Denis' cousin Neville Quist, who shared a tribute to his family member: "My legendary cousin has exited the stage for the very last time."
He continued: "The King of Swing and former Lord Mayor of Unley who opened for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove has sadly passed away yesterday surrounded by his beautiful loving family."
Denis was a well known swing singer in Adelaide, having performed on-stage numerous times to much love and respect.
His last concert took place in March, a tribute show which was held in his honour. Packed to the Rafters star Hugh was there to support his beloved dad.
Hugh opened up about his father this year, explaining that he suffered from a terminal Illness which was why he decided to jump into the deep end with his partner Kurt Roberts and propose.
Indeed, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March, Hugh proposed to Kurt on the first night of his breathtaking dance performance.
The pair later celebrated their relationship in a beautiful soiree.
"Remembering a couple of weeks ago when @majesticmsuites in Adelaide threw an unforgettable little soirée in their beautiful court yard for Kurt and I," Hugh wrote in the aftermath of the celebrations.
Last year, Hugh came out in an incredible essay penned for Stella, explaining he isn't straight, but doesn't place a label on his sexuality.
In the candid essay, Sheridan wrote: "I believe labels are for clothes, not for people," he said.
"I've never felt I really knew who I was and I didn't like the sounds of the labels that people were giving me so I decided to say nothing."
"Lockdown gave me time to reflect and it occurred to me that no-one ever sticks up for people who don't pick a label."
We're sure his father was incredibly proud of the impactful essay - our thoughts are with Hugh and his family at this difficult time.