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Jon English, Australian Performer, Passes Away At 66

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The much loved Australian performer Jon English passed away at the age of 66 in the evening of March 9, 2016. The cause of his death was due to complications of an aortic aneurysm that came to light after he was operated.

Jon?s former manager Peter Rix, Jon?s said that the singer was in the hospital for a regular operation but the doctors discovered another problem, according to ABC.

“A lot of bleeding was involved and unfortunately, they were unable to stem the flow, that was the morning report I received,” Rix said.

A statement released by his record label Ambition Entertainment stated that he was surrounded by his family members including his four children Jessamin, Josephine, Jonnie and Julian, his wife Carmen, sister Janet and brother Jeremy, along with other close family members.

Jon’s good friend Simon Gallaher said that he received a text message saying the singer had passed away.

Several of the singer shows had to be postponed as he was admitted last month due to “unexpected? health problems. Robert Rigby, the managing director of English’s music label said that his death was unexpected and came as a ?very big shock.? It was just a ?routine operation that the singer was supposed to undergo.? But due to complications, the shocking news of his sudden demise followed.

Jon English, real name Jonathan James English was a renowned singer, actor, musician and songwriter. He performed more than 700 times as Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar.

He recorded many albums and won several awards. Some of his singles include “All Together Now, Lover Please, Every Beat of My Heart, Jokers and Queens.
He won two awards in 1979; Logie Award for the ?Best New Talent in Australia? for his role in television series Against the Wind and Countdown Music Award for the ?Most Popular Male Performer.? He also won four Mo Awards with three consecutive ?Entertainer of the Year? awards and a further ?Male Vocal Performer? from 1983 to 1985.

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