- It has been confirmed Moya O’Sullivan died earlier this month on January 16
- She was best known for playing Marlene Kratz in Neighbours from 1994-1997
- Executive producer of the show Jason Herbison described her as Australia’s ‘favourite mum and grandmother’
Australian soap legend Moya O’Sullivan has died aged 91.
The actress who was best known for playing Marlene Kratz in Neighbours passed away earlier this month.
Australia’s ‘favourite mum and grandmother’ was paid tribute to today by the shows executive producer Jason Herbison.
He said: ‘Moya was a legend of the Australian film and television industry.
Moya O’Sullivan has died aged 91: Best known as Australia’s favourite ‘mum and grandmother’ for her role as Marlene Kratz in Neighbours. Moya left the show in 1997 in a taxi off on a three month cruise (pictured)
‘Australia’s favourite mum and grandmother.
‘Everyone at Neighbours has fond memories of her and we are saddened to hear of her passing.’
He also confirmed that she died on January 16 in his statement.
A tribute in The Sydney Morning Herald read: ‘Much loved by all, especially by her brother Peter, sister-in-law Karen, aunt to Mark, Cait and Bridget, great aunt to Phoebe and Ursela, grandmother to Harriet and James.
Following her Neighbours stint Moya also appeared in in Home and Away, Sons and Daughters, A Country Practice, All Saints and Cop Shop
‘Also Andrew and Sarah. Bless her eternal soul.’
Moya joined Neighbours in 1994 as Marlene Kratz and played the role for three years before leaving in 1997.
Her character went off on a three-month cruise but didn’t return to Ramsay Street until 2005 to mark Neighbours 20th anniversary.
Following her Neighbours stint Moya also appeared in in Home and Away, Sons and Daughters, A Country Practice, All Saints and Cop Shop.
A funeral was held yesterday at a church in Edgecliff, New South Wales yesterday to celebrate her life.