Russell Crowe’s dad dies as actor shares heartbreaking tribute

Russell Crowe's dad has died at the age of 85 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

The actor took to his Twitter page to announce the heartbreaking loss of his father John Alexander.

The Gladiator star penned: "I arrived back in the bush last night.

"Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness. My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away.

"I’m posting this because I know there are people all over the world who’s heart he touched and who’s ribs he tickled with his sparkly eyes and his cheeky attitude to everyone, and everything, and this is probably as efficient a method as any to pass on the news.

"John Alexander Crowe 13th March 1936- 30th March 2021 Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Passed away in Coffs Harbour, NSW, his home for the last 25 years. Rest In Peace."

Russell Crowe's dad was born in 1936 and passed away in his home in Coffs Harbour, New Zealand, which was his home for the last 25 years.

Fans of the Hollywood superstar rushed to share their condolences.

Russell is currently filming in Australia.

He is shooting his cameo appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder.

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