Crowd of up to 10,000 attend candlelight vigil for comedian killed in Princes Park

It was so quiet. Thousands of people rugged up against the damp and the cold, standing on all sides of a circle of flowers. A lone figure would break from the crowd and place more flowers, then walk back to the group and another person would take their place.

Young women, old men, a pre-teenage girl with a single carnation. Public figures, too, like Premier Daniel Andrews and his wife, Catherine. There was barely a sound – just a rustle of a puffer jacket, a distant car engine, a baby crying. Behind them, the grey Melbourne sky faded to black.

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