Creator of Dame Edna Barry Humphries passes away at age 89 in Sydney.

Barry Humphries, a Tony Award-winning comedian known worldwide for his outrageous , has passed away

His family stated that he passed away in the Sydney hospital where he had been admitted after experiencing complications from hip surgery.

Mr. Humphries spent much of his life in London before travelling back to his native Australia in December for the holiday.

He described his recent physiotherapy as "agony" in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald published last month.

The character of Dame Edna began as a dowdy Mrs. Norm Everage, who first took to the stage in Mr. Humphries’ hometown of Melbourne in the mid-1950s.

A high point in the United States was a Tony Award in 2000 for his Broadway show “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.”

The multi-talented Mr. Humphries was also an exceptional landscape painter, a well-known character actor with numerous stage and screen credits, and an author of novels and an autobiography.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paid tribute to the celebrated comedian. “For 89 years, Barry Humphries

”With over 70 years on the stage, he was an entertainer to his core, touring up until the last year of his life and planning more shows that will sadly never be,family of comedian added"