Hugh Jackman’s dad, Christopher, dies on Australian Father’s Day

Hugh Jackman‘s dad has passed, and making it even tougher … it happened on Australian Father’s Day.

Hugh made the announcement about his father, Christopher John Jackman … “In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away. And whilst there is deep sadness, I’m filled with such gratitude and love. My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he’s now at peace with God.”

Jackman returned to Australia from New York in June.

“In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away,” the 52-year-old actor wrote on Instagram along with a photo of his father.

“And whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love,” Hugh continued. “My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he is now at peace with God.”

Several people, including Hugh’s longtime friend Ryan Reynolds, sent their condolences in the comments section.

“I was lucky to have met him,” Reynolds, 44, wrote along with a red heart emoji.

“My father is very Jean Valjean,” the actor told Good Housekeeping at the time. “He’s what I would call a great example of a religious person. He is a deeply thoughtful man whose religion is in his deeds way more than anything else. It’s not talked about that much.”

Hugh and his mom re-established their relationship many years later. He posts pics of them together at various events.

Christopher was 84.


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