Dieter Brummer, the '90s heart-throb who played Home And Away character Shane Parrish, has died aged 45.
The actor was found dead in a suburb north-west of Sydney on Saturday afternoon. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
He is believed to have been most recently living with his parents in the suburb of Glenhaven.
Former Sons and Daughter Steve Comey shared the tragic news on Facebook on Monday afternoon.
"Heartbreaking news," he wrote.
"We have lost a free spirit. Vale Dieter Brummer. Way too young. Way too soon. My sincerest, deepest condolences to his beautiful sister Karlene and all of Dieters family & friends. Keep flying young fella."
Brummer played Shane Parrish, love interest and eventual husband of of Melissa George's Angel Brooks, on Seven's long-running soap from 1991 to 1996, appearing in 557 episodes. He also appeared in Neighbours, Underbelly and Winners & Losers.