Jon English, the beloved Australian actor and singer, has died at 66 due to complications from surgery.


According to his agency, English died after complications from surgery on Wednesday.

“We were so incredibly thrilled and proud to have known and to have worked with him,” Ambition Entertainment’s managing director Robert Rigby wrote. “Jon was a multi-faceted entertainer who had enormous success, not only in the music industry but also television and live theatre for over 40 years. We will miss our dear friend Jon — a true Australian Rock God!”

English was Australia’s top selling male artist at the peak of his career and was set to record a new album in 22 years. He first gained fame by portraying the lead role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1970s at only 22 years old.

He continued to gain fame with his songs “Turn The Page,” “Words Are Not Enough” and “Six Ribbons.”

Actress Rebecca Gibney tweeted when she heard the news. She wrote, “Just heard the news about Jon English. So incredibly sad. All Together Now was one of the joys of my career. My love to his family.”

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