David Gulpilil, the Indigenous Australian actor best known for ‘Crocodile Dundee,’ has died at age 68.
Gulpilil had been battling lung cancer since his diagnosis in 2017.
In addition to acting, he was known for being a tribal dancer, singer, actor, and painter.
Gulpilil hailed from the Mandhalpingu clan of the Yolŋu people and grew up in Northern Australia.
Before breaking out in the blockbuster comedy Crocodile Dundee, he made his mark on Australian cinema in the 1971 movie Walkabout aged 16.
SA Premier Steven Marshall has confirmed the passing of legendary actor & artist David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu.
‘He was a man who loved his land and his culture, and he was a man who took it to the world.’
He was best known for performances in “Rabbit-Proof Fence,” “The Tracker,” and “Walkabout.”
Gulpilil won the Best Actor prize at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard for “Charlie’s Country.”
Following the confirmation of his death, reactions are pouring in on social media: