Actor Dieter Brummer, best known for his role in soap opera Home and Away, has died aged 45.
The Australian star was found dead at a house in Sydney on Saturday. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
In a statement, his family paid tribute to the actor: “We lost our handsome, talented, funny, complicated and beloved Dieter on Saturday morning.
“He has left a massive hole in our lives and our world will never be the same.
“Our thoughts go out to all of you who knew him, loved him, or worked with him over the years.”
Brummer played Shane Parrish in Home and Away from 1992 to 1996 before going on to star in Neighbours.
The Seven Network, which airs Home and Away in Australia, said it was “deeply saddened” by Brummer’s death.
“Home & Away and Channel 7 are deeply saddened to hear of Dieter Brummer’s passing.
“Dieter was a much-loved Home and Away cast member and celebrated by Australian and international audiences.
“We send our sincere condolences to Dieter’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”
The Neighbours Twitter account posted a tribute to the actor: “Dieter Brummer joined the Neighbours alumni in 2012 as Capt. Troy Miller.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”