Gus Mercurio Died at 82 During Chest Aneurysm Operation


Gus Mercurio Died at 82 During Chest Aneurysm Operation


Suffering complications during a surgery to treat a chest aneurysm, Gus Mercurio passed away in Melbourne, Australia.

"Strictly Ballroom" star Paul Mercurio has led tributes to his actor father Gus who died on Tuesday, December 7. The 82 year old passed away in Melbourne, Australia after suffering complications during an operation to treat a chest aneurysm.

Mercurio confirmed the sad news and remembered his father in a statement, which reads, "He was a larger-than-life bloke. He was passionate. He was driven. He had a great, a wonderful confidence... he was a pain in the a**e quite often because of that and yet he lived with such fervor that he was magnetic."

American-born Gus Mercurio rose to fame after moving Down Under and swapping his job as a professional boxer for a role on camera. He starred in many Australian TV shows and a number of movies throughout his long-running career, including "Crocodile Dundee II" and "Lightning Jack" with Paul Hogan.

Mercurio is survived by his partner and six children.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  2. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  3. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  4. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  5. Brad Pitt Is Ready to Mend His Relationship With Angelina Jolie for the Sake of Their Kids
  6. Is Amber Rose Into a Woman Now? Model Sparks Rumors She's Hooking Up With Teyana Taylor
  7. Cher's 'Serious Family Issue' Forces Her to Drop Out of Lifetime's Flint Water Crisis Movie
  8. Iggy Azalea's Brand New Single 'Mo Bounce' Released in Full
  9. Report: Friends Fear for Lisa Rinna's Life as She Takes Pills to Stay Thin
  10. Running Out of Money? Blac Chyna 'Back On' With Rob Kardashian for Their Show

CELEBS PHOTO