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Dieter Brummer dies aged 45 leaving 'Home and Away' fans devastated

Dieter Brummer on the red carpet
Home and Away star Dieter Brummer has died aged 45. (Image credit: Getty)

Dieter Brummer has died at the age of 45, leaving Home and Away and Neighbours fans heartbroken. 

The actor, who appeared in both soaps was reportedly found at his house in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday and his death is not being treated as suspicious. 

A statement from his family, released today, reads: "We lost our handsome, talented, funny, complicated and beloved Dieter.

"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."

Fans have taken to social media to share their condolences... 

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Home and Away legend Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts, has also paid her respects to her former co-star on social media...

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Dieter shot to fame in the early 90s when he joined the cast of Home and Away as the love interest of Melissa George's character, Angel Brooks.

The Seven Network, which airs Home and Away in Australia, also made a statement today: "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."

Dieter appeared in Home and Away between 1991 and 1996 and won the Logie TV award in Australia for most popular actor in 1995 and 1996.

After his character was killed off in Home and Away Dieter went on to star in various other Australian TV shows before joining the cast of Neighbours in 2011 where he played Captain Troy Miller.

Troy was the former boyfriend of Sonya Rebecchi and the biological father of Toadie Rebecchi's adoptive son, Callum. 

Neighbours cast and crew have also paid their respects to the much-loved actor... 

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Watch Home and Away every weekday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm, also on Channel 5.