The singer's iconic blue eyes. Source: Getty
The singer's iconic blue eyes. Source: Getty

Australian singer-songwriter Jon English has died at the age of 66.

English had been in hospital undergoing surgery and it is understood he passed away due to complications.

A statement from Ambition Music Group says English died surrounded by his family:

"It is with great sadness that we commemorate the passing of Jon English.

"Jon died peacefully last night, aged 66. The cause of death was post-operative complications.

Jon shared this picture of himself with his Facebook fans in February after he pulled out of his Trilogy of Rock show in Dubbo due to 'unexpected ill health’. Source: Facebook

"At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his four children, Jessamin, Josephine, Jonnie and Julian, his wife Carmen, his sister Janet, his brother Jeremy, his nephews Jay and Jasper Collie, his grandson Jzawo and other close family members."

English starred as Judas in the Australian version of stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1970s and won Logie Award for best new talent in 1979 for the series Against the Wind.

English was set to tour Australia from May starting in Perth but had to pull out of a recent string of concerts in Newcastle due to ill-health.

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