Nicole Kidman's father dies in S'pore: More details revealed

13 September 2014 / 2 years 1 month ago

Nicole Kidman's father died after suffering a heart attack inside a Singaporean hotel restaurant, according to reports.

Dr. Antony Kidman is believed to have passed away this morning (12.09.14) following a sudden heart attack while he was dining at the Wheelhouse restaurant at the Tanglin Club hotel before being rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The clinical psychologist - who was in his 80s - had been holidaying in Singapore as he visited his daughter Antonia and his six grandchildren.

According to The Straits Times, paramedics were called to the scene after a doctor and several guests at the hotel failed to resuscitate Antony, who had just arrived at the restaurant following his morning exercise.

The police have announced they will be investigating the exact cause of death.

Nicole's publicist, who is also a close friend of the family, Wendy Day confirmed that Antony had suffered a fall after eating his breakfast.

She told Daily Mail Australia: "The family is in shock and is grieving ... I think that some time and privacy is needed to deal with this shock and tragedy."

The father of the Oscar-winning actress was a well-respected clinical psychologist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Australia and a director of health psychology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where he had worked for more than four decades.

A hospital worker told News Corp Australia: "We don't know how to deal with this at the moment or how to digest the fact he's gone."

In a statement, UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs said: "It is with great sadness that we learn of Dr Tony Kidman's sudden passing.

"During his 43 years at the University of Technology, Sydney, Tony has contributed greatly - as a colleague, as a researcher, and as a health practitioner.

"Tony will be missed by all at UTS. Our thoughts are with his family at this time."

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