By on 19 July, 2011


Actor Hugh Jackman has paid tribute to his ‘AUSTRALIA‘ co-star David Ngoombujarra, who died over the weekend (17th July, 2011), aged 44!


The aboriginal actor, born David Bernard Starr (pictured bottom left), was discovered in a park in Fremantle, western Australia, on Sunday (17th July, 2011), before being pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Police are now waiting for toxicology reports in a bid to determine the cause of death, but reps insist they are not treating it as suspicious.

Shocked by the news of Ngoombujarra‘s passing, Jackman took to his Twitter page to pay tribute to his pal, who he worked with on Baz Luhrmann‘s 2008 epic.

He wrote:

“So saddened to hear about the passing of David Ngoombujarra Starr. An extraordinary man, actor and friend. His laugh, warmth and humanity will live on with all who knew him.”


Ngoombujarra became known as one of Australia’s most famous indigenous actors, winning a number of Australian Film Institute (Afi) awards throughout his career and appearing in movies such as ‘Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles‘ with Paul Hogan, ‘Ned Kelly‘ opposite Heath Ledger and 2003’s ‘Kangaroo Jack‘ with Jerry O’Connell and Christopher Walken.


David Ngoombujarra – R.I.P.





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