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Aussie film star Bill Hunter dies of cancer at 71

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bill Hunter, the archetypal working class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio "Muriel's Wedding," ''The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Strictly Ballroom" has died of cancer in his Australian hometown. He was aged 71.

Manager Mark Morrissey said Sunday Hunters died Saturday night surrounded by family and friends in a Melbourne hospice where he was admitted on Monday. Colleagues who had recently worked with him were surprised he had been sick.

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