Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Australian actor Ngoombujarra dies

David Ngoombujarra had won Australian Film Institute awards
David Ngoombujarra had won Australian Film Institute awards

David Ngoombujarra, an Aborigine who acted in Australia, Rabbit-Proof Fence and other Australian films, has died.

The 44-year-old actor was found in a park on Sunday and died at a hospital in Fremantle, near Perth on Australia's west coast.

Police have not determined the cause but said his death was not suspicious.

Ngoombujarra was one of Australia's best-known indigenous actors.

Australia star Hugh Jackman said today on Twitter he was saddened by Ngoombujarra's death.

He tweeted that "his laugh, warmth and humanity" would live on.

Ngoombujarra won Australian Film Institute awards for Blackfellas and Black and White.

Other films include Ned Kelly, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and Kangaroo Jack.

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