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Dieter Brummer dead: Home and Away star known for playing Shane Parrish dies aged 45

Home and Away star Dieter Brummer dies at 45: Australian actor known for playing Shane Parrish is found dead after a police welfare check

Australian actor Dieter Brummer, best known for playing Shane Parrish on Home and Away in the 1990s, has died at the age of 45.

The two-time Logie winner was found dead at a home in Glenhaven, in Sydney’s north-west, on Saturday afternoon, NSW Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

‘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,’ a police spokesperson said.

‘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, who also worked as a winder cleaner, starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.

RIP: Australian actor Dieter Brummer, best known for playing Shane Parrish on Home and Away in the 1990s, has died at the age of 45. He was found dead at a home in Glenhaven, in Sydney’s north-west, on Saturday. Police are not treating his death as suspicious. Pictured here in 1995

His other credits included Winners & Losers, Neighbours, Underbelly: The Golden Mile and short-lived soap Crash Palace.

Brummer was notably involved in a Home and Away storyline with co-star Melissa George, who played his on-screen wife Angel Brooks.

While their characters looked like the perfect couple on the show, their relationship behind the scenes was strained.

Feud: Brummer was involved in a Home and Away storyline with co-star Melissa George (right), who played his on-screen wife Angel Brooks. He said in 2012 they hated each other off screen

Feud: Brummer was involved in a Home and Away storyline with co-star Melissa George (right), who played his on-screen wife Angel Brooks. He said in 2012 they hated each other off screen

‘There was a lot of pressure on us. We had to look like the perfect, darling couple in public,’ Brummer said in 2018.

‘It wasn’t like anything off screen. It was all on screen.’

Brummer had previously said in 2012 he hated working with George, 44, and even asked producers to kill off his character so he could escape her diva demands.

He told Woman’s Day: ‘We may have been love interests on the show but the chemistry was far from real!’

Career: Brummer, who also worked as a winder cleaner, starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime series Underbelly

Career: Brummer, who also worked as a winder cleaner, starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime series Underbelly

After leaving Home and Away, George went on to find Hollywood success in films like The Amityville Horror and TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife.

Brummer’s character was written off Home and Away when Shane died from septicaemia (blood poisoning) in 1996.

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported in November last year that Brummer was running his own window-cleaning business after retiring from acting.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven, the network that airs Home and Away, for comment. 



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