Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman has announced that his father Christopher Jackman passed away on Sunday. The X-Men and Wolverine actor took to social media on Monday to share the news of his father's demise on Father's Day in Australia. Taking to Twitter, Hugh said that his father passed away peacefully in his sleep, while also writing that his death has left him in a state of deep sadness. Sharing a photo of his father, Hugh wrote, "In the early hours of Father's Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away. And whilst there is deep sadness, I'm filled with such gratitude and love. My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he's now at peace with God." Below is his post: 

Fans have been expressing their condolences on social media, with Hugh Jackman's friend and industry colleague Ryan Reynolds as well paying his respects to the actor's late father. Recalling a meeting with Hugh's father, Reynolds wrote, "I was lucky to have met him" along with a heart emoji. Reynolds also went on to share Jackman's emotional note about his father on his Instagram story. Reports say Hugh Jackman's father Christopher Jackman was 84 years old. It is an incredibly emotional moment for Jackman as his father has passed away on Father's Day. The Reminiscence actor paid a tribute to his father last year by sharing how he influenced him over the course of his life saying, "My Father taught me to always keep my promises. Even if it turns out there's a better option or something that will benefit me more. Always be true to your word. #HappyFathersDay."