Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Say Goodbye to Her Father

Nicole Kidman Attends The Celebrate Life Ball In Melbourne

Nicole Kidman’s father, Antony, was laid to rest in Sydney on Friday. Her husband, American Idol judge, Keith Urban, was right by her side. From People magazine:

The Oscar winner paid tribute to the clinical psychologist, who died while on a trip to Singapore on Sept. 12, during an emotional speech at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the Sydney suburb of Lavender Bay.

“He was calm, he was wise, he was self-restrained and he was generous,” she said in a speech, according to the Daily Telegraph. “He was a good man, a compassionate man, a strong man, a man that was always there for me. He was my thinker, confidante, my friend and my protector.”

Kidman’s husband, Keith Urban, 46, performed an acoustic version of “Amazing Grace,” asking the crowd to join in.

The actress started singing and she and Urban “sounded amazing together,” a close family friend tells PEOPLE. When the country star finished playing, Kidman mouthed the words “thank you” to her husband, according to the Telegraph.

According to reports, Keith and Nicole’s sister organized everything. “The whole day was a celebration of Antony and an incredible tribute to his amazing life,” said a friend. “Keith made sure everything ran smoothly so Nicole and the family could relax.”

Pallbearers included Keith and actor Russell Crowe. Nicole’s children from her marriage to Tom Cruise were not in attendance. If you don’t mind creepy pap photographs, there are a slew of shots from the funeral at London’s The Daily Telegraph.

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