Indigenous actor David Dalaithngu, one in all Australia’s biggest artists, has died 4 years after he was identified with lung most cancers.
“It’s with deep unhappiness that I share with the folks of South Australia the passing of an iconic, once-in-a-generation artist who formed the historical past of Australian movie and Aboriginal illustration on display screen” the South Australian premier, Steven Marshall, stated in a press release on Monday night time.
Dalaithngu was from the Mandhalpingu clan of the Yolŋu folks and raised in Arnhem land. In his later years, he was a resident of Murray Bridge south-east of Adelaide.
“An actor, dancer, singer and painter, he was additionally one of many biggest artists Australia has ever seen,” the premier stated.
Dalaithngu made his identify within the 1971 film Walkabout and 1976’s Storm Boy. He was described in a current Guardian evaluate as a “titanic drive in Australian cinema”.