Soap opera actor Dieter Brummer has died at his home in Sydney, Australia at 45. Brummer was best known for appearing in several Australian soap opera television shows, including Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities from 2009 to 2010, Winners and Losers from 2013 to 2014 and the long-running iconic series Neighbours from 2011 to 2012. However, Brummer is best known for appearing in the soap opera Home and Away as the “bad boy turned nancy boy” Shane Parrish.

Brummer first appeared in the series as Shane in 1992 where he appeared in the show for 557 episodes. Brummer received critical acclaim for his role as Shane in Home and Away, being nominated for four Logie Awards and winning two for Most Popular actor in 1995 and 1996. Brummer eventually decided to leave the soap opera in 1996, feeling that Shane Parrish had reached his natural conclusion as a character. Shane was eventually killed off in the show through a motorcycle accident and botched surgery. Fans had always associated Brummer with his role as Shane Parrish up until his recent death.

What Was Dieter Brummer’s Cause Of Death?

Very little information has actually been given on how Brummer died, but authorities were called to the scene prior to the body being found for a person in distress. Authorities have said the death is not suspicious. Australian media outlets have speculated that it might have been a suicide.

Brummer’s family released a statement about his death thanking the fans for giving them privacy. “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. We appreciate you respecting our privacy at this terrible time.”

The official Instagram account for Home and Away posted a statement on Brummer in tribute to the late actor. “Dieter was a much-loved Home and Away cast member and celebrated by Australian and international audiences for his award-winning portrayal of Shane Parrish. We send our sincere condolences to Dieter’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”

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