Australian Rock Legend Jon English Has Passed Away

The singer, songwriter and actor was just 66 years old.

Fans are shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Australian music legend, Jon English.

The 66-year-old who made a name for himself of the stage and screen died from complications arising from surgery.

ABC News reports he was hospitalised last month due to "unexpected ill health". 

Jon's record label manager, Robert Rigby, said his passing was completely unexpected.

"This news has come as a very big shock to family and friends and of course the industry as a whole," he said.

"Jon was not expecting anything more than a routine operation but due to complications unfortunately he passed away at almost midnight."

He was reportedly surrounded by family and friends when he passed. 

Jon was well known for his roles in stage productions Jesus Christ Superstar and the Pirates of Penzance. He earned broader fame after starring as an "aging rocker" in Australian sitcom "All Together Now" in the early 90s.

He also had a successful solo career as a musician.

Australians everywhere are mourning the loss, including opposition leader Bill Shorten, and David Campbell.

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