In memory of Uncle Jack Charles, actor and beloved Australian Aboriginal Elder

Tributes are flowing for the noted Australian Aboriginal actor, Elder, and activist, who passed away on Tuesday morning.

Uncle Jack Charles, Australian actor, Indigenous Elder, and star of such films as Mystery Road, Pan, Blackfellas, BeDevil and ABC series Cleverman, has passed away this morning at the age of 79.

His family have said in a statement that he suffered from a stroke on Tuesday 13 September, and passed soon after at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Just prior to his passing, the family were able to send him off on Country with a smoking ceremony.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports