John Cornell’s daughter Liana Cornell honours him with beautiful tribute: ‘The brightest light has left us’

John Cornell’s daughter Liana Cornell is grieving the loss of her father.

The 31-year-old actress shared several photos on Instagram in honour of her legendary dad.

“The brightest light has left us. There are no words,” she wrote. “I will love you forever and beyond. Rest in power, Papa.”

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The TV legend shared Liana with his wife of 45 years Delvene Delaney, as well as Allira Cornell. John was also the father of Melissa Cornell, from a previous marriage.

In a separate Instagram Story, she wrote, “Return to the great river of life, Papa. Return to freedom. I love you so much.”

She also added, “I will be offline for a while.”

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News of John’s death was announced by his family this morning.

“A classic Australian character, John Cornell made the lives he touched much richer, not only through donations but also through his generosity of spirit, humour, humility and honour. A true egalitarian, John sought equity and equality, and fought for a fair go,” his family said in a statement.

Liana graduated from NIDA in 2012. She’s best known for her role as Ania in Brittania between 2017 and 2019. Her other credits have included parts in Wolf Creek, Love Child and East of Everything.