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Bill Hunter memorial attended by hundreds

26 May 2011 5:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hundreds of people have paid their respects to Bill Hunter. The 71-year-old Australian actor, who was best known for his roles in movies such as Strictly Ballroom, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Muriel's Wedding, passed away last Saturday after a battle with cancer. According to Aap, many friends, family and former co-stars attended his memorial service at Melbourne's Princess Theatre yesterday, with various actors playing tribute to their friend on stage. As the red curtain lifted to reveal Hunter's casket covered with native flowers, Paul Kelly performed 'Nukkanya (See Ya)'. Rod Mullinar then said: "Bill was a sweet, kind and generous man. People loved Billy - what you saw is what you got. A genuine Australian bloke." Country Practice actor Brian Wenzel added: "I don't think there's (more) »

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