‘I miss everything’: Bert Newton’s daughter pens touching tribute

Dec 10, 2021
Lauren Newton (right) has opened up about losing her father in an emotional Instagram post. Source: Getty Images

Lauren Newton has expressed how much she misses her late father Bert Newton, in a touching tribute shared to social media.

Bert passed away on October 30 at age 83 after a long health battle, and was undergoing palliative care at a private clinic in Melbourne when he died. The Australian public and entertainment world mourned the entertainment legend during a state funeral in mid-November.

Lauren shared a photo of her Logie award-winning dad sitting with his three grandchildren alongside the caption, “I miss everything about him, but his smile and the fun we had is at the top of the list. I hope I told him enough how much I loved him. I always felt his love for me and I hope he felt mine.”


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A post shared by Lauren Newton (@laurenelisenewton)

Fans were quick to reply with their messages of support.

“Sending my love and hugs to you and the family, I miss him a lot. I’m always here for you,” said one.

“Love never ends darling. The loss of a father is very hard on a daughter’s heart. Your Dad will be forever proud of you,” said another.

“I am positive that he knew. You kept giving him the grandchildren that he adored. My thoughts are with you all,” added one.

Patti Newton also recently conveyed her grief over the loss of her husband in a touching photo of the couple’s wedding day in 1974. Patti, 76, shared the throwback photo, alongside the caption, “My darling Alb, I will miss you forever. My heart is broken.”


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A post shared by Patti Newton (@pattinewtonofficial)

Born Albert Watson Newton in 1938, ‘Bert’ quickly discovered his love of entertaining, and at the age of 11 made his first radio debut on 3XY. He was a full-time announcer at the Melbourne station by the time he was 15. From the early 1960s to the late 1990s he was the face of a number of popular TV shows, including The Late Show, In Melbourne Tonight, The Don Lane Show, New Faces, Ford Superquiz, The Bert Newton Show and Tonight with Bert Newton.

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