Hugh Keays-Byrne
1947 - 2020
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Hugh Keays-Byrne was an English-Australian actor best known for portraying two different villains in “Mad Max” (1979) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015).

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Published in Ottawa Valley News on Dec. 3, 2020.
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December 17, 2020
wonderful actor, beautiful soul, will be missed rip, my deepest condolences to his family, always in our hearts
Frances Bertrand
December 13, 2020
Thank you Hugh for the toecutter,you helped me through depression after the death of my mother to cancer, you gave me the inspiration to build my own bikes & ride off into the distance when it gets to much,because of you ive regained confidence in myself,thank you for mad max 1. Rest in peace my friend.
Christopher Scott
December 12, 2020
Remember the night rider when you look up at the night side.
Max bronkowsi
Coworker
December 10, 2020
RIP Hugh ...Thank you for bringing happiness to our shopping centre at Ourimbah especially in our newsagents...Allen and the girls
Allen O’Donnell
December 10, 2020
Such a terrible loss. May mercy, peace and love be extended to the family.
Clara
December 10, 2020
My condolences go out to the Hugh Byrne family. Sorry for your loss.
Taylor
December 7, 2020
Hugh & Sandy Ride Free
There are no goodbyes because we never die, we transform....so see you in the next dimension when our souls are free.
Di Dawes
Friend
December 6, 2020
God will grant you serenity and peace if you accept His plan for him. God bless Hugh's family and friends, he was a total gentleman and good friend to many. His legacy will live on forever.
Robert White
December 6, 2020
Just an awesome person and actor. I was fortunate enough to have met him and he talked to my mother and I as if he'd known us all his life. The acting world has lost a great actor. May God of tender mercy give his family blessings and strength during this time.
Emma Jenkins
December 5, 2020
Hugh was a wonderful warm human being with a huge acting talent. Sending so much love Mary Moody
Mary Moody
Friend
December 5, 2020
More than the quintessential villain, Hugh taught me more about performance in 2 minutes on the set of "STONE" than anyone - maybe with the exception of the legendary Bryon Syron. I met Hugh in '73 as 'Lion' in "A Midsummer's Night Dream" and he later gave sensational gravitas to my first genre movie "The Chain Reaction" - I am shocked and dismayed by a great loss Ian B
IAN BARRY
Friend
December 5, 2020
Please allow me to extend my sincere condolences to Mr. Keays-Byrne family. May our Father of Tender mercies be with you all now and the days to come, and may he soothe your hearts.
December 5, 2020
I met him once and he was so humble and down to earth. It was a true pleasure talking to him. He was iconic in the Mad Max series, he was the ultimate villain. Please accept my deepest sympathies, he will be greatly missed.
Jessica Brouwer
December 5, 2020
He was an incredible actor and my all time favorite villain. I send my sincere condolences to his family. May God bless you and give you peace and strength during this most difficult time. He will be greatly missed.
Shelly Adams
December 5, 2020
I loved your acting presence since 1980 when as a young boy I saw mm1 in the UK. The blue skies, wide-open spaces, the bikes and action role you played majestically.. Where was this country " Australia"?? Over the years, i saw several films, and you always mastered the roles, character, presence. The best on the set. In 2014--34 years later, i move to australia. I probably would had never come if i hadnt seen that film In 1980. 2 years ago, i just couldnt be at the mm1 reunion- riding my bike there wasnt possible from qld- what to say when i meet you?
Alas, i missed the last chance to say hello.
ride on great one...
Remember when you look at the night sky.. I will.
Peace , and condolances to all that knew you. Thanks for the action, the dream, the movies. The coolest bad guy that ever was.
Johnny s
Acquaintance
December 5, 2020
Deeply saddened by the loss. Condolences to Christina and family. I don't think I ever met a gentleman quite like Hugh. We shall miss him greatly.
Graeme and Lynda Mcgennisken
Friend
December 5, 2020
"May you ride eternal, shiny and chrome." Godspeed.
Charles Stephenson
December 4, 2020
Godspeed Hugh, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the film and TV memories.
Harry Simpson
December 4, 2020
My condolences.
December 4, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Keays and Byrne families, in your time of sorrow, may all of you find strength and comfort from God to help you through such a very difficult time.
December 4, 2020
Carol Sivadge
December 4, 2020
A very generous Lovely man. My sincere commiserations to all his family. Hugh will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.
Terry Harrison
Family
December 3, 2020
Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Hugh Keays Byrne and he'll surely be missed very much.what an actor.and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith tobin
Acquaintance
December 3, 2020
Walter Williams
December 3, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. At this most difficult time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and may your memories be held close to your heart.
Mary
Neighbor
December 3, 2020
A very fine actor. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this time of great sorrow.
December 3, 2020
It’s so sad to see a great actor pass away.my heartfelt condolences to the grieving family and friends. The God of peace and comfort is always near.
December 3, 2020
Sending prayers and words of comfort to the family of Hugh Keays-Byrne . Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
December 3, 2020
He walked into my business one day and as soon as I heard his voice I knew who he was. I loved the movie Stone and went on to join the RAAF and ride motorcycles even ro go on later in life and ride with the Veteans MC for a while knowing this was rhe Gravediggers MC in the movie Stone It's true what everyone is saying about him, he was a good decent man who will be grieved for, RIP , may your family find peace with your passing knowing a great Australian was part of their lives. Thank you Sir for your characters and real off screen personality
David C Bell
Acquaintance
December 3, 2020
I am so sorry about the loss of Hugh. My condolences are with the Keays-Byrne family. I pray that you will be surrounded by the love & support that you need. And may "the God who supplies endurance and comfort" (Roman's 15:5) be with you always.
Jenee
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