Australian entertainer Stuart Wagstaff has sadly passed away at the age of 90 it has been revealed. According to the Sydney Morning Herald he died peacefully at Sydney’s Greenwich Hospital just one month after he celebrated his 90th Birthday.
The Australian TV, music and theatre legend was loved by many and Australians have taken to Twitter today to pay tribute. Russell Crowe tweeted, “Just heard the news, my dear old friend Stuart Wagstaff has just passed on. Bless your beautiful heart old mate”.
Speaking to APP, MGM Publicity has said, “After 50 years in the business and over 40 of those years in Australia, Stuart had continued success in television, theatre and music and continues primarily with his first love, the theatre. Guest roles in television continued throughout in such shows as G.P, Rafferty’s Rules, A Country Practice, All Saints and others. Stuart appeared often on Midday and was regularly asked to appear on Good Morning Australia”.
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His theatre career included the original My Fair Lady production, playing the male lead in the Sound of Music and had regular appearances on Celebrity Squares and Blankety Blanks.
In 1998, Wagstaff was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia not only for his theatre and television work, but also for his years of service to the community – particularly in raising funds for children’s medical research.
Stuart is an icon of Australian entertainment and is someone who at some stage, has been a light and a reason for a smile in our lives.
So today let’s remember him together. What are your memories of Stuart Wagstaff? Share your thoughts in the comments below…