Hugh Jackman shares message of thanks to his fans for their support after the death of his dad

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    Hugh Jackman has thanked his fans for their heartfelt messages of support after the death of his father Christopher.  

    In a post shared to Instagram Stories on Tuesday, the Australian actor, 56, assured his dedicated admirers that their well-wishes were being received. 

    Captioning a photo of himself and his dad, Hugh wrote:  ‘Your heartfelt messages, love and prayers are being felt. Thank you all so much Love, HJ’. 

    Moving: Hugh Jackman has thanked his fans for their heartfelt messages of support after the death of his father Christopher. In a post shared to Instagram Stories on Tuesday, the Australian actor, 56, assured his dedicated admirers that their well-wishes were being received. Pictured together

    Moving: Hugh Jackman has thanked his fans for their heartfelt messages of support after the death of his father Christopher. In a post shared to Instagram Stories on Tuesday, the Australian actor, 56, assured his dedicated admirers that their well-wishes were being received. Pictured together 

    In a second post, the Pan star shared a black and white photo in which he posed alongside his father, and captioned it: ‘Thank you all’. 

    On Monday, Hugh revealed the sad news of the passing of his dad Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old. 

    Alongside a photo of his father, he wrote: ‘In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away. And whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love. 

    Captioning a photo of himself and his dad, Hugh wrote:'Your heartfelt messages, love and prayers are being felt. Thank you all so much Love, HJ'. In a second post, the Pan star shared a black and white photo in which he posed alongside his father, and captioned it:'Thank you all'

    Captioning a photo of himself and his dad, Hugh wrote: ‘Your heartfelt messages, love and prayers are being felt. Thank you all so much Love, HJ’. In a second post, the Pan star shared a black and white photo in which he posed alongside his father, and captioned it: ‘Thank you all’

    ‘My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary.  He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he is now at peace with God.’ 

    Christopher raised Hugh and his two brothers, Ian and Ralph, as a single father, in Sydney, Australia. 

    The Broadway star was an eight-year-old schoolboy when his mother Grace left him and his family. 

    Loss: On Monday, Hugh revealed the sad news of the passing of his dad Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old

    Loss: On Monday, Hugh revealed the sad news of the passing of his dad Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old 

    Hard working: Christopher raised Hugh and his two brothers, Ian and Ralph, as a single father, in Sydney, Australia. Hugh is pictured as a young man with his father

    Hard working: Christopher raised Hugh and his two brothers, Ian and Ralph, as a single father, in Sydney, Australia. Hugh is pictured as a young man with his father 

    She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late ’70s, leaving her husband to raise their children alone.   

    After the couple divorced, Hugh’s sisters, Zoe and Sonya, went to live with Grace in the UK; Hugh and his brothers, Ian and Ralph, stayed in Sydney with their father.  

    In 2012, Hugh broke down on 60 Minutes when discussing his mother leaving his father, himself and his siblings. 

    Rock solid:  Hugh's mother, Grace McNeil, left the family and returned to England when Hugh was just eight years old, and he has referred to his dad as his'rock' from then on

    Rock solid:  Hugh’s mother, Grace McNeil, left the family and returned to England when Hugh was just eight years old, and he has referred to his dad as his ‘rock’ from then on

    Scars: The Broadway star was an eight-year-old schoolboy when his mother Grace left him and his family. She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late'70s, leaving her husband to raise their children alone. Hugh is pictured as a child

    Scars: The Broadway star was an eight-year-old schoolboy when his mother Grace left him and his family. She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late ’70s, leaving her husband to raise their children alone. Hugh is pictured as a child 

    He said: ‘My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what’.    

    ‘It’s always about the family,’ he added of the values that his father has instilled in him.     

    Hugh explained that having children of his own with wife Deborra-Lee Furness – they share son Oscar, 21, and daughter Ava, 16, both adopted – gave him ‘another level of empathy and understanding’ that allowed him to build bridges with his mother. 

    Forgiveness: Hugh and his mother reconciled years later, and are now frequently pictured together at the actor's ritzy events and in social media posts. Pictured together in 2017

    Forgiveness: Hugh and his mother reconciled years later, and are now frequently pictured together at the actor’s ritzy events and in social media posts. Pictured together in 2017

    Learning: Hugh explained that having children of his own with wife Deborra-Lee Furness - they share son Oscar, 21, and daughter Ava, 16, both adopted - gave him'another level of empathy and understanding' that allowed him to build bridges with his mother. High is pictured with his wife on children on the day of his son Oscar's graduation

    Learning: Hugh explained that having children of his own with wife Deborra-Lee Furness – they share son Oscar, 21, and daughter Ava, 16, both adopted – gave him ‘another level of empathy and understanding’ that allowed him to build bridges with his mother. High is pictured with his wife on children on the day of his son Oscar’s graduation

    Fortunately, Hugh and his mother reconciled years later, and are now frequently pictured together at the actor’s ritzy events and in social media posts.   

    He told The Sun newspaper in October 2011: ‘I am 43 now and we have definitely made our peace, which is important. 

    ‘I was always quite connected with my mum. I have a good relationship with her’ he added. 

    Close:'My father is my rock. It's where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what,' Hugh said in 2012

    Close: ‘My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what,’ Hugh said in 2012

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