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Tim Minchin has shared the news of his mother’s passing during a performance in Australia and paid tribute to her.

The comedian, musician, and singer posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “So it goes.”

During his show at the State Theatre in Sydney as part of his latest tour, An Unfunny Evening With Tim Minchin And His Piano, he informed the audience of his mother’s recent death, according to local media in Australia.

Minchin acknowledged his mother’s passing before the encore and expressed his desire for the show to go on. He then performed one of his popular songs, White Wine In The Sun, which contains the lyrics referencing his family members and the memories of them.

Minchin, who was raised in Perth, Western Australia, reminisced about his mother during the show, sharing stories of her terminal blood cancer diagnosis in 2020. He also performed various songs he had written about her, as reported by Perth Now.

The show concluded with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, with the audience joining Minchin in song.

In addition to his tribute, Minchin posted a picture of himself on stage at the State Theatre, thanking the audience for a memorable weekend of shows in Sydney.

Fans responded with messages of love and support, describing the performance as “beautiful” and expressing their condolences to the star and his family.

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Another fan described Minchin’s second show at the venue on Saturday night as unforgettable, sending their love and support to him and his family.

“Our hearts went out to you when you spoke about your Mum,” another wrote.

Minchin is currently on a tour across Australia, with upcoming shows planned before concluding with performances in Perth in February and March 2024.