‘My heart is broken’: Patti Newton grieves late husband Bert in emotional new post

Nov 29, 2021
Patti Newton shared a photo of her wedding day in a heartfelt tribute to her late husband Bert. Source: Getty Images.

Patti Newton has conveyed her deep grief over the loss of her beloved husband Bert Newton in an emotional tribute shared to her Instagram today (Monday, November 29).

Bert Newton passed away on October 30, 2021, at age 83. Both the Australian public and the entertainment world mourned the entertainment legend following the sad news. Newton died after a long battle with declining health and was undergoing palliative care at a private clinic in Melbourne when he drew his last breath.

Patti, 76, shared the throwback photo of the couple on their wedding day back in 1974, alongside the caption, “My darling Alb I will miss you forever. My heart is broken”.


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Australian television’s brightest star, Bert Newton, was farewelled on, November 12, in an emotional funeral service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne.

As the service ended, Bert’s widow Patti was seen sobbing as she walked alongside Bert’s casket, on his way out of the cathedral. Bert’s daughter Lauren, and grandchildren all also walked alongside the coffin, as it was wheeled out of the ceremony.

Patti Newton and family walking out beside coffin. Source: Getty
Patti Newton and family walk out beside Bert’s coffin. Source: Getty


Patti blessed the coffin as it sat in the back of the hearse, her grandchildren all also blessed the coffin.

Patti Newton blessed Bert's coffin in the back of the hearse. Source: Getty
Source: Getty

Outside the cathedral, Patti clutched her grandchildren closely as doves were released.

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Patti Newton held her family tightly. Source: Getty


Patti Newton and family huddle under umbrellas as doves were released. Source: Getty

Albert Watson Newton, AM, MBE, was born in 1938 and 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 ‘60s to the late ‘90s, 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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