Russell Crowe Has Posted A Beautiful Tribute To His Late Father, Who Passed Away On Tuesday

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe has announced the tragic passing of his father, John Alexander Crowe, at the age of 85 by posting a touching tribute to Twitter.

Crowe’s father worked as a film set caterer in Sydney for many years, before moving up north to Coffs Harbour where he spent the last 25 years of his life.

“Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness,” Crowe wrote on Twitter.

“My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away.”

Crowe made the announcement online so that everyone who somehow had the fortune to meet his dad would be able to find out about the news right 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,” he said.

Crowe spent much of last year quarantining in Coffs with his parents, telling Extra TV last year that he decided to spend his time with them instead of with his family in Sydney because his parents were getting old.

“Now, my dad’s 84 and my mum’s 79. And they’re suffering from the things that people get at that age, you know, early onset this and that, you know, so it was just a better thing for me to do to decide to be where they were,” he said last June.

His dad passed just day after Crowe returned to Coffs, or as he often calls it, the bush.