“Within the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully handed away,” The Best Showman star shared to Instagram on Sept. 6. “And while there’s deep unhappiness, I’m crammed with such gratitude and love. My Dad was, in a phrase, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his household, his work and his religion.”
Hugh continued, “I pray he’s now at peace with God.”
The actor’s grief was met with an outpouring of help from followers and colleagues, together with Ryan Reynolds, who commented, “I used to be fortunate to have met him.”
From the age of 8, Hugh and his siblings have been raised solely by his father after his mom left Australia for her native England. In a 2012 interview with 60 Minutes, the 52-year-old actor was overcome with emotion describing the recommendation he is taken from Christopher.