Bert Newton is a veteran TV performer in Australia whose career spanned across television, radio, and stage. On Saturday evening, he took his last breath in the intensive care unit of Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital. Newton said that the doctors told him that he was lucky that he made it thus far, and it has brought tears to the eyes of many fans.
The Unfortunate Demise Of Bert Newton
Since March, Newton has been admitted to Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital since he has been infected with a virus. He developed a toe infection around last Christmas, which eventually became quite severe for him to be admitted to the hospital. The condition became so intense that the veteran actor even had to lose one of his legs.
Albert Watson Newton was born in 1938, and he was the youngest child of his family. Being raised in a conventional Catholic household in Melbourne, Newton was always inclined towards his family. That’s why when his leg was amputated and his grandchildren paid him a visit to the hospital, he said it was happiness for him.
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As the veteran actor passed away, fans are pouring messages on his social media, showing how much the star was adored by his fans. Even several stars also took moments to mourn the death of this iconic legend on social media.
Newton’s TV Career
At the age of 11 in 1950, Bert made his first radio appearance, and from that day, his show business journey started. Unfortunately, he was simply asked to sing a song on the radio show, and according to Newton, he completely ruined the lyrics. But, at the age of 15, he became the youngest radio announcer of Melbourne’s radio station.
He first started hosting on Channel Seven’s The Late Show. It put the star in a tough competition against his dear friend Graham Kennedy, the host of Channel Nine’s show, Melbourne Tonight. But, the rivalry did not last long because the duo worked together for 14 long years.
In 1975, Newton became Lane’s sidekick in the Don Lane Show, and this role landed him as one of the greatest comedians in Australian television. But, his TV career has nothing to do with his married life. He met his wife Patti while working in radio circles, and the couple got married in 1974. According to Patti, Newton spent his last days very happy with his entire family, so she pleased him.
We think it has been an immense loss for Australian television as Bert Newton has died today. The entire TV fraternity will miss him, and his loss will be felt by almost everyone who has known him, even for a small-time. We hope his soul rests in peace.