Celebrity News: Legendary Comic Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage, Dies at 89

Breaking News: Dame Edna Everage Comic Barry Humphries Dies at 89

Oh no, say it ain't so! The entertainment world is mourning the loss of Australian comic Barry Humphries, better known as the hilarious and saucy Dame Edna Everage. He passed away on Saturday at 89 in Sydney, according to the BBC. It's a sad day for all of us who loved his iconic character and humor.

Humphries was a true legend in the entertainment industry, and his passing is a great loss. Here's what you need to know about his life and career:

  • Humphries was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1934. He began his career as a comedian in the 1950s and quickly gained fame for his satirical performances and irreverent humor.

  • In 1955, Humphries created the character of Dame Edna Everage, a larger-than-life, purple-haired, bespectacled housewife from Melbourne. The character became an instant hit and Humphries went on to perform as Dame Edna for over 50 years.

  • Dame Edna was known for her outrageous outfits, sharp tongue, and hilarious one-liners. She was a favorite of audiences all over the world and made numerous appearances on television, in movies, and on stage.

  • In addition to Dame Edna, Humphries also created a number of other memorable characters, including the boorish cultural attache Sir Les Patterson and the failed rock star Barry McKenzie.

  • Throughout his career, Humphries was recognized with numerous awards and honors, including a CBE in 2007 and a knighthood in 2012. He was also inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2007.

  • Humphries was a true pioneer in the world of comedy and his influence can be seen in the work of many comedians today. He will be greatly missed by his fans and colleagues alike.

Rest in peace, Barry Humphries. You will always be remembered as one of the funniest and most talented comedians of all time.