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Bert Newton state funeral details revealed

New details have been revealed about the state funeral for beloved Austalian entertainment icon Bert Newton.

Legendary TV identity Bert Newton will be farewelled at a state funeral in Melbourne next Friday.

The service will be shown on screens at Federation Square with the 10am service at St Patrick’s Cathedral to be limited to 500 guests.

Entertainment reporter and close family friend Peter Ford shared the update on Friday.

Newton died aged 83 on November 1 after a long health battle.

Premier Daniel Andrews spoke to his widow Patti and offered a state funeral.

The entertainment icon’s death sparked an outpouring of grief from the community.

Bert and Patti have six grandchildren, the children of daughter Lauren and her husband Matt Welsh.

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