Jack Charles cause of death

Jack Charles cause of death

Jack Charles, also known as Uncle Jack Charles, was an Aboriginal Australian stage and screen actor, known for his advocacy for Aboriginal people.

He was involved in establishing the first Indigenous theatre in Australia, co-founding Nindethana Theatre with Bob Maza in 1971.

Jack Charles Siblings

His film credits include the Australian film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), among others, and more recently appeared in the TV series Cleverman (2016) and Preppers (2021).

After spending many decades in and out of prison and as a heroin addict, he became a mentor for Aboriginal youth in the prison system along with musician Archie Roach and was revered as an elder.

Among other awards and honours, he was Victorian Senior Australian of the Year in 2015, and Male Elder of the Year in the 2022 National NAIDOC Week Awards.

Jack Charles Siblings

Charles was a victim of the Australian Government’s forced assimilation program which took him from his mother as an infant and produced what is known as the Stolen Generations.

He was raised in the Salvation Army Boys’ Home at Box Hill, suburban Melbourne, where he was the only Aboriginal child, and suffered sexual and physical abuse “far worse than anything [he] later experienced in prison”.

What is Jack Charles’s net worth?

How much does Jack Charles earn before death?

At the time of his passing, Jack Charles’ estimated net worth was $1 million. From the entertainment business, he earned money.

Who was Jack Charles’s wife?

Is Jack Charles married?

It wasn’t known that Jack Charles was married. He could have been married, but he never talked about his personal life.

Did Jack Charles have kids?

Does Jack Charles have children?

Since Jack has never disclosed any information about his kids, the public is now unsure if he is a father or not.

How old was Jack Charles?

What age is Jack Charles?

Jack Charles is 79 years of age, and he was born on September 5, 1943, in Cummeragunja Reserve and died on September 13, 2022, at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia

Jack Charles Parents

What was Jack Charles cause of death?

What happened to Jack Charles’s death?

In later life, Charles was often referred to as Uncle Jack or Uncle Jack Charles, a mark of respect that often goes with the status of an Aboriginal Australian elder.

Jack Charles died on 13 September 2022 in Melbourne from a stroke, aged 79, and was given a farewell by his family with a smoking ceremony.

His death was widely reported in the Australian and international press, with prime minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, musician and comic Adam Briggs, actor Meyne Wyatt, and Aboriginal senator Lidia Thorpe tweeting their respects, and Albanese giving a verbal tribute, saying that he left a “joyous legacy” and that Australia had “lost a legend of Australian theatre, film, and creative arts”.

Sources: Nsemwokrom.com