Iconic Kiwi comedian John Clarke dies aged 68

Publish Date
Monday, 10 April 2017, 1:49PM

Kiwi actor John Clarke has died during a hike in an Australian Park. He was 68.

The comedian, known for his iconic role as Fred Dagg, died on Sunday while hiking in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, confirmed an ABC spokesperson to the Herald.

The spokesperson said he died of natural causes.

John Clarke as Fred Dagg in 1987.John Clarke as Fred Dagg in 1987.

Clarke, who was born in Palmerston North but spent much of his time in Australia, became known for his comedy character Fred Dagg on stage and screen in the late '70s.

Watch hisĀ infamous Gumboots song here:

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