Nicole Kidman’s father has been killed following tragic accident in Singapore, it has been reported.
According to Australian broadcaster Network 10, Dr Antony Kidman died after suffering a fall when visiting Antonia Kidman, Nicole’s sister, in the country.
The late Dr Kidman was a clinical psychologist at Royal North Shore Hospital, as well as a director of health psychology at the University of Technology Sydney.
Ms Kidman's publicist and friend, Leslee Dart, said: “Nicole and her family are in shock by the sudden death of her father. She appreciates the outpouring of support and kindly requests privacy during this very difficult time. Thank you.”
A spokeman for the Royal North Shore Hospital is yet to comment.
The Daily Mail Australia reports that a woman at the Kidmans’ home declined to offer any further information because she didn’t feel “comfortable” speaking to the press as of yet.
Alongside his work as a psychologist, for which he was awarded the Order of Australia in 2005, Dr Kidman conducted research into the psycho-social implications posed by sufferers of breast cancer and other diseases. He was a regular talking head on psychological health-related issues, and frequently appeared on Australian television, radio and wrote for academic journals.
The family were last pictured together in Sydney in January 2014, as he and his wife Janelle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He accompanied Nicole Kidman on the red carpet of the Swisse Celebrate Life Ball in Melbourne in June.
Nicole Kidman, who was born in Hawaii in 1967 before the family moved to Sydney, Australia when she was four, previously spoke of her father a “great” man that was always there for her when she needed him.