In an emotional tribute posted to his Instagram on Monday, Hugh Jackman announced that his father, Christopher John Jackman, has passed away.
“In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my dad passed away peacefully,” wrote Jackman. “And although there is deep sadness, I am filled with gratitude and love. My dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He dedicated his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray that now I am at peace with God. “
Fans and other artists, including Ryan Reynolds, offered their condolences, with the Free boy star responding to Jackman that “he was lucky to have met [Chris]. “
Hugh paid tribute to his father, who passed away on Australian Father’s Day, exactly a year ago on Instagram, writing: “My father taught me to always keep my promises … Even if it turns out that there is a better option or something that will benefit me more. Be true to your word. “
in a 60 minutes interview Since 2012, Jackman has praised his father for his focus on family. “It’s always about family,” Jackman said. “It’s always, ‘How are you [wife] Debutante?’ It’s not about work and I think it’s with him living, probably some of his regrets and feelings of maybe him… at the wrong time he put too much in his career and he doesn’t want me to make that mistake. And so, in his kind way, he always reminds me that this is the most important thing. “
Christopher John Jackman, born in England, was an accountant who emigrated to Australia during the 1960s, according to a 2011 report. Telegraph interview with the X Men actor. Chris raised Hugh and his four other children uniquely after Jackman’s mother moved back to England. Chris’s upbringing was a cleverly organized juggling act, which the star recalled in a separate segment of her 60 minutes interview.