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Hugh Sheridan pens emotional tribute to his late dad Denis on Father’s Day

It's been just one month since he tragically passed.

By Maddison Hockey
It's not quite Father's Day here in Australia but dad's special day is currently being marked in the UK and US.
While many are celebrating, some are grieving having lost the father figures they hold dear, including our very own Hugh Sheridan.
Almost a month to the day Hugh's father, Adelaide swing singer Denis Sheridan, tragically passed, and the Packed To The Rafters star has now penned a heart-aching tribute to commemorate Father's Day.
"Happy Fathers Day to my best friend and my dad. I miss you, naturally, no more yesterday, than I do today or I will tomorrow. Lucky to have known you, not as lucky to be so far away from the family, alone again," he wrote alongside a photo with the cherished man himself.
Hugh shared this lovely photo with his late father, Denis. Instagram
The sad news was first revealed by Denis' cousin Neville Quist who took to Facebook to share a heartfelt tribute.
"Denis Sheridan my legendary cousin has exited the stage for the very last time," Neville wrote.
"The King of Swing and former Lord Mayor of Unley who opened for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove has sadly passed away yesterday (Monday) surrounded by his beautiful loving family."
Denis performing at an event. Instagram
Following the heartbreaking news Hugh shared a touching tribute to his late father with a beautiful video montage via Instagram.
"It's taken me moment to pay tribute for my late (often late but never for a gig) father Denis Anthony Dominic (Dad) Ignatius Sheridan. So if you're a friend or follower, a stranger who's scrolling... take a moment in your break to watch a song/poem for my dad," he began.
"The recording is one we did at the legendary "Sing Sing" studios in Melbourne. My sincere apologies to the many I haven't responded to yet, my best mate and father appreciate your love immensely.
"Thank you to darling kurt_roberts for your help with video :) RIP Dearest Denis, you were always a star and now you always will be 🌟 🌈."
Hugh popped the question to boyfriend Kurt wanting to jump into the deep end following his father's health battle.
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," the 35-year-old wrote in the aftermath of the celebrations.