Tim Minchin announces mother’s death during Sydney show

The British-born Australian comedian and musician shared a series of stories from his life and played several songs during An Unfunny Evening with Tim Minchin in Australia on Friday. During one of his stories, the 48-year-old revealed that his mother, Ros, had been diagnosed with terminal blood cancer back in 2020, according to news.com.au. Towards the end of the show, the Matilda the Musical songwriter returned to the stage for the encore and shocked the crowd by dropping the bombshell. Prompting gasps from audience members, he shared, “My mum died yesterday.”

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