The heartwarming final photo Bert Newton’s wife Patti shared: How the TV legend spent his final months surrounded by love
- Last photo of entertainment legend Bert Newton shows star surrounded by love
- Wife Patti uploaded the photo to Instagram a week before his death on Saturday
- The showbiz star is pictured beaming while his grandchildren sit by his bedside
- Bert underwent life-saving below knee leg amputation in May after toe infection
- The 83-year-old’s health first became a concern in 2012 after quadruple bypass
The heartwarming final photo of late entertainment legend Bert Newton shared by his wife Patti, shows how the star spent his final days surrounded by love.
In a picture uploaded to Instagram the Australian entertainer can be seen lying in his hospital bed with a beaming smile surrounded by his six grandchildren.
Patti Newton, his beloved wife of 47 years shared the heartwarming image on Sunday, just six days before his death.
She simply captioned the photo: ‘That’s what happiness is’.
The TV personality passed away on Saturday night having suffered a long health battle which led to one of his legs being amputated.
Final photo: On October 24, Patti posted a photo of a beaming Bert recovering in his hospital bed while surrounded by five of his grandchildren
The touching image attracted hundreds of comments including from fellow Australian entertainers.
‘Hooray! How glorious,’ wrote Rhona Burchmore.
‘So beautiful. Good luck to you and Bert,’ said Todd McKenney.
During the 83-year-old’s long health battle the family has remained tight-knit, with his young grandchildren often pictured by Bert’s bedside.
He consented to the below-knee amputation in May after spending six weeks at Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital for a toe infection that had been steadily worsening.
By his side was wife Patti, who told The Daily Telegraph at the time she had ‘never seen anybody in more pain’ than her husband on the morning of his operation.
Patti shared an image of Bert with his grandson Alby shortly after his amputation surgery in May
The infection was ‘linked to his diabetes’ and was threatening his life with Doctor’s telling Mr Newton the surgery was a ‘life or death decision’.
Doctors reportedly told Bert that if he kept the leg then he would have just ‘months to live’ rather than years if he chose to amputate.
Patti said her husband agreed to the life-changing surgery because ‘he has so much to live for’.
‘This is not a death sentence,’ she said, adding: ‘He is lucky; he has got family all around him. The grandkids mean the world to him.’
The showbiz couple were married for 47 years with Patti sharing updates to her Instagram on Bert’s health battle
After his surgery Patti share updates to her Instagram with heartwarming photos of the Showbiz star and his adorable grandchildren.
One photo shows Bert in his hospital bed post surgery, all smiles with his young grandson Alby.
‘Thank you everyone for your prayers and beautiful words. Think Alby has stolen Bert’s hairpiece x,’ Patti captioned the photo.
The four-time gold logie winner’s health first became a concern in 2012 when he underwent a quadruple bypass.
In the years following the surgery, he was hospitalised three times with pneumonia and was also diagnosed with anemia.
At the time of his death he had been receiving palliative care at a clinic in Melbourne.
The TV personality is survived by his wife Patti, his two kids and six grandchildren
The four-time Gold Logie winner had an illustrious Television career is survived by his wife Patti (pictured), his two kids and six grandchildren