The memorial, which was confirmed by Victorian PM Daniel Andrews earlier this month, will happen at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, 24th March.
Mushroom Group confirmed that Gudinski’s family accepted Andrews’ offer of a state memorial, and that details on how to attend the service will be made available later this week. Gudinski will be buried at a private family service later this week.
Bruce Springsteen delivered a special tribute to his friend, writing “Michael always spoke with a deep rumbling voice, and the words would spill out so fast that half the time I needed an interpreter.
“But I could hear him clear as a bell when he would say, ‘Bruce, I’ve got you covered.’ And he always did.”
Michael Gudinski passed away last week, after suffering a heart attack overnight. He was 68 years old.