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(AUSTRALIA) Tribute Bert Newton: The Australian entertainment industry is paying tribute to Gold Logie-winning television star, who has died aged 83 in his hometown of Melbourne #AceNewsDesk report

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#AceNewsReport – Oct.31: Nine’s Director of Television Michael Healy described Newton as a “giant of our industry, entertaining generations of Australians across our television screens”.

#AceDailyNews says according to an ABC News Report: Bert Newton remembered as ‘giant of the industry’ and ‘ultimate entertainer’ The charismatic host had a career spanning more than six decades, dating back to the early days of Australian broadcasting.

Bert Newton
Bert Newton has been remembered as an icon of Australian television.(Kristian Dowling: Getty Images)

“He brought unbridled joy and laughter into our homes as part of so many programs, partnerships and formats.

“He was loved by us all at Nine and we wish Patti, Lauren, Matt and their families our sincere condolences at this sad time.”

Veteran broadcaster John “Burgo” Burgess said Newton was an icon who would leave an “immeasurable” void behind.

Comedian Adam Hills said it was “sad news for any Australian”, adding that Australian television would not be where it is now without the larger-than-life entertainer.

“Bert Newton was the ultimate entertainer. Australian TV wouldn’t be what it is without Bert,” he tweeted.

“It’s up to us all to take what he taught us, and keep his spirit alive. Enormous love to his family. Take a bow, Bert. You deserve the applause.”

Bert Newton with a yellow vest and black hat looks curiously next to Thomas the Tank Engine
Bert Newton dressed up as the Fat Controller to entertain children in Melbourne in 2015.(AAP: Tracey Nearmy)

TV presenter Rove McManus also paid tribute, saying he had “lost a mentor and a friend” as Australia “lost an icon”.

Stand-up comedian Denise Scott said Newton had made fun of himself years ago to raise money for a friend who was dying of cancer, describing him as “the best”.

Australia’s political leaders have also paid tribute to Newton, with former Labor leader Bill Shorten noting his legendary status as a “world class entertainer” in their shared home of Melbourne and current leader Anthony Albanese saying his heart went out to his family.

Health Minister Greg Hunt also tweeted, saying Newton lit up Australian screens with laughter and joy for decades.

“He was a part of very fabric of our television landscape and a key part of the continuing evolution of the silver screen.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.31: 2021:

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