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Hugh Sheridan steps out for the first time since the heartbreaking death of his father Denis


Hugh Sheridan has stepped out for the first time since the tragic death of his father Denis from cancer at the age of 76.

The Packed to the Rafters star, 35, put on a brave face as he strolled the streets of Adelaide on a chilly Wednesday.

He looked understandably downcast and wore a tan trench coat, black cap, sunglasses and skinny jeans.

Hugh’s heartbreak: Hugh Sheridan has stepped out for the first time since the tragic death of his father Denis from cancer at the age of 76

Hugh looked deep in thought, with his eyes trained on the pavement in front of him. 

The Logie-winning actor was incredibly close with his father, who was a prominent Adelaide swing singer and former Lord Mayor of Unley. 

Thinking of you: The Packed To The Rafters star put on a brave face as he strolled the streets of Adelaide on a chilly Wednesday

Thinking of you: The Packed To The Rafters star put on a brave face as he strolled the streets of Adelaide on a chilly Wednesday

On Tuesday, Hugh paid tribute to his father Denis in a heartfelt Instagram post.

The veteran Adelaide swing singer died on Monday, surrounded by his family.

Sharing the news to his Instagram account, Hugh wrote, ‘Be free papa’, alongside a section of the poem ‘Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone’ by W H Auden, which was memorably recited in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Tough times: He looked understandably downcast and wore a tan trench coat, black cap, sunglasses and skinny jeans

Tough times: He looked understandably downcast and wore a tan trench coat, black cap, sunglasses and skinny jeans

Rest In Peace: On Tuesday, Hugh paid tribute to his father Denis in a heartfelt Instagram post. The pair are pictured together at Adelaide's Arkaba Hotel in March

Rest In Peace: On Tuesday, Hugh paid tribute to his father Denis in a heartfelt Instagram post. The pair are pictured together at Adelaide’s Arkaba Hotel in March

‘He was my North, my South, my East and West,’ a section of the poem reads.

‘My working week and my Sunday rest… My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song.’

The Packed to the Rafters actor also shared a photograph of his father as a child and a second photograph of a rainbow.

Moving: Sharing the news to his Instagram account, Hugh wrote, 'Be free papa', alongside a section of the poem 'Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone' by W H Auden, which was memorably recited in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral

Moving: Sharing the news to his Instagram account, Hugh wrote, ‘Be free papa’, alongside a section of the poem ‘Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone’ by W H Auden, which was memorably recited in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral

Tribute: 'He was my North, my South, my East and West,' a section of the poem reads. 'My working week and my Sunday rest... My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song'

Tribute: ‘He was my North, my South, my East and West,’ a section of the poem reads. ‘My working week and my Sunday rest… My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song’

Tribute: The Packed to the Rafters actor also shared a photograph of his father as a child and a second photograph of a rainbow

Tribute: The Packed to the Rafters actor also shared a photograph of his father as a child and a second photograph of a rainbow

Reaching out: Hugh's post was quickly inundated with well-wishes from his celebrity friends

Reaching out: Hugh’s post was quickly inundated with well-wishes from his celebrity friends

Hugh’s post was inundated with well-wishes from his celebrity friends.

‘All my love darling now and always,’ wrote Packed To The Rafters co-star Rebecca Gibney.

Channel 10 presenter Jessica Rowe commented: ‘Oh I’m sending you so much love.’

‘Thinking of you and your family,’ said close friend Rebel Wilson.

Moving: The Logie winner also shared a photo of a rainbow taken in Adelaide

Moving: The Logie winner also shared a photo of a rainbow taken in Adelaide

Denis, who last performed in public two months ago, had been receiving palliative care at Mary Potter Hospice in North Adelaide. 

His cousin Neville Quist, a notable South Australian fashion designer, announced Denis’ death on Tuesday.

‘My legendary cousin has exited the stage for the very last time,’ he said.

‘The King of Swing and former Lord Mayor of Unley who opened for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove sadly passed away yesterday surrounded by his beautiful, loving family.’

‘Denis was the consummate entertainer who lit up every room with his charm and style,’ Mr Quist added. 

Tragedy: Denis' terminal cancer diagnosis was the main reason why Hugh (left) proposed to his boyfriend Kurt Roberts (right) in March. Sadly, Denis died before seeing his son get married

Tragedy: Denis’ terminal cancer diagnosis was the main reason why Hugh (left) proposed to his boyfriend Kurt Roberts (right) in March. Sadly, Denis died before seeing his son get married

Denis’ final performance was in March, at a tribute show held in his honour at the Swing a Ding Den at Adelaide’s Arkaba Hotel. 

Hugh joined him on stage for his swansong.

Denis’ terminal cancer diagnosis was the main reason why Hugh proposed to his boyfriend Kurt Roberts in March.

Sadly, he died before seeing his son get married. 

Romantic: Hugh proposed to Kurt during the first night of his dance performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on March 5

Romantic: Hugh proposed to Kurt during the first night of his dance performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on March 5 



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