Russell Crowe is mourning the loss of his father, John Alexander Crowe, who passed away today at the age of 85.
The Hollywood star shared the sad news on Twitter along with some beautiful words about the man he calls “dad.”
“I arrived back in the bush last night. Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness,” Russell writes.
“My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away,” he continues.
“I’m posting this because I know there are people all over the world who’s heart he touched and who’s ribs he tickled with his sparkly eyes and his cheeky attitude to everyone, and everything, and this is probably as efficient a method as any to pass on the news.”
Russell spent a fair bit of time quarantining with his parents last year in Coffs Harbour where they’ve lived for the past 25 years.
He had been in Sydney spending time with fellow Aussie star Chris Hemsworth, before making his way back to Coffs last night.
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