Vale: Dieter Brummer
Actor Dieter Brummer, best known as Shane Parrish in Home & Away, has died.
Actor Dieter Brummer, best known as Shane Parrish in Home & Away, has died aged just 45.
Statement from family of Dieter Brummer: pic.twitter.com/ndbterEq97
— Peter Ford (@mrpford) July 26, 2021
NSW Police confirmed, “About 1.30pm (Saturday 24 July 2021), officers from The Hills Police Area Command responded to reports of a concern for welfare at a home on Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven.
“The body of a man was located inside the home. His death is not believed to be suspicious. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.”
Brummer starred as Shane Parrish on Home and Away from 1992 -1996, becoming a teen sensation alongside co-star Melissa George. A Silver Logie winner in 1995 and 1996, he was on magazine covers and bedrooms walls not just across Australia, but the UK and beyond.
His post-soapie career was more checkered, with credits including Medivac, Shark Bay, The Man from Snowy River, Rescue: Special Ops and Crash Palace.
He later had adult roles in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Neighbours and Winners and Losers.
When he wasn’t acting Brummer enjoyed his life working outdoors.
He once told TV Tonight, ““It was a pretty intense time coming out of high school to receive all this fame and adulation. As great as it was I wanted to prove to myself I could get my hands dirty and sweat for a buck as easily as standing around on set, being primped and preened.
“People say that I’m just a window cleaner; in reality it’s substantially more involved than that – working at heights [is] a relatively specialist trade.
“I just wanted to get a bit of real life experience under my belt, but I’d always intended on coming back to the acting game at some point.”
He added, “I was so busy as a teenager I didn’t get to join friends on trips or do a lot of the things my friends got to do. I spent the early part of my 20s catching up on a few years that I’d missed out on.”
A Seven spokesperson said in a statement, “Home and 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 for his award-winning portrayal of Shane Parrish. We send our sincere condolences to Dieter’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”
Jason Herbison, Neighbours Executive Producer, said: “Everyone at Neighbours is saddened to learn of the passing of Dieter Brummer. We remember him as a talented actor, professional and a very down to earth guy on set. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Andy Ryan, Head of Drama for Nine: “Everyone at Nine is deeply saddened by the news of Dieter’s passing. Even beyond his iconic role as Shane in Home and Away, Dieter was an outstanding and versatile talent. We were privileged to have him star in several Nine dramas, and he’ll always be remembered for his indelible performance as corrupt detective Trevor Haken in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and Underbelly: The Golden Mile. Our thoughts are with Dieter’s family and loved ones.”
So very sad. Please reach out. Ask if people are doing ok. And tell someone if YOURE not ok! Yell over the fence, call ,msg, Facebook, whatever it takes. I’m no expert but surely sharing your fears, anxieties, dark thoughts must help lessen their impact. God bless DB fly high 💙
— Lynne McGranger (@LynneMcGranger) July 26, 2021
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Source: Daily Mail