Barry Humphries’ kind gesture in touching final photos taken before the comedy legend’s death at 89
- Comedian Barry Humphries dead at 89
- Touching final photo has emerged
- Shows beloved comic hugging fans
Barry Humphries enjoyed a touching moment with a female fan during one of his last public appearances before his death.
The legendary comedian passed away on Saturday at age 89 after suffering complications following hip surgery.
As tributes from around the world flowed for the beloved entertainer, a photo emerged of one of Humphries’ final kind acts.
In a photo from last December, the comic appeared relaxed as he put an arm around a female fan and posed for several photos, including a selfie.
In the pictures, Humphries is barefoot and wearing salmon-pink chinos and a striped shirt as he put his arms around the fan and his wife Lizzie Spender.
In a photo from December last year, Barry Humphries looked relaxed as he hugged a fan
Mr Humphries was barefoot and wearing salmon-pink chinos and a striped shirt in the photo
The comedian was famous for respecting his ‘audiences’ as well as his kindness.
Humphries was readmitted to Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital earlier this week after suffering post-surgery complications.
The lengthy health battle started when he tripped over a rug while reaching for a book at his home in February, leading him to later be hospitalised for hip surgery.
Humphries’ four children including sons Oscar and Rupert, travelled from London to be by their father’s bedside, and his daughter, Emily, who he was estranged from for two decades before the pair recently reconciled.
The 89-year-old had previously shrugged concerns about the seriousness of his condition with a jovial statement thanking his fans and well-wishers.
However, a spokesperson sadly announced the 89-year-old’s death on Saturday.
Humphries delighted and outraged audiences for more than half a century with his band of nonsensical but somehow relatable characters.
Among them were the gross Sir Les Patterson, Australia’s cultural attaché to the Court of St James; the melancholy and rambling Sandy Stone; and, in comic strip and film, the chundering Ocker in Pommyland Barry McKenzie.
The multi-talented Melbourne-born comedy star was also a respected character actor with many stage and screen credits, an author of novels and autobiography, and an accomplished landscape painter.
Humphries (pictured with Steve Irwin as Dame Edna) delighted and outraged audiences for more than half a century with his band of nonsensical but still relatable characters