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Hundreds of mourners are paying tribute to entertainment legend Bert Newton at his state funeral in Melbourne. The man, who was affectionately known to Australians as “Moonface”, died aged 83 on Oct. 30 after his leg was amputated in May due to a life-threatening infection. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who spoke ahead of the Catholic requiem mass that would celebrate Newton life, said Newton was someone Australians all felt they knew. “Like a fireplace on a cold night, families would gather around their TV sets, drawn in by Bert’s warmth and sustained by his inviting ease,” Andrews said. “While he was first beamed into our homes in black and white, Bert was colour TV long before the technology arrived.” He said everyone could be certain the entertainer’s credits would “roll on and on and on”. Newton’s son Matthew is in the U.S. and could not attend the state funeral. But …