Aussie entertainer Ian Turpie remembered at private funeral in Sydney
The former The New Price is Right host, who passed away from cancer last week aged 68, was described by his children as "unique" and "passionate" during the private service in a chapel at Lane Cove in Sydney.
According to AAP, daughter Michelle said: "Dad loved so many people, and unconditionally. He was a unique man, a passionate person, and a much-loved father and grandfather."
Turpie's long-time friend Terry Walker broke down as he told everyone how the star made anyone he met "feel wonderful", while his sister Lynette described him as a born entertainer, remembering him as "a 2-year-old in dress-ups".
His son Joshua also said: "I'm extremely proud of dad - throughout his battle with cancer he fought incredibly hard to not let the pain and degradation defeat him."
Various TV stars paid tribute to Turpie last week. Larry Emdur described him as the "best" presenter "ever", John Burgess remembered him as a "good mate", Millionaire Hot Seat's Eddie McGuire commented on Turpie's "big smile" and comedian Rob Shehadie said that it had been "an honour" to work with him in the past.
Turpie is also survived by Jan, his wife of 44 years.
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