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

Home and Away star Dieter Brummer dies aged 45: Australian actor known for his role as Shane Parrish is found dead after police benefits










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

The two-time Logie winner was found dead in a house in Glenhaven, Sydney’s northwest, on Saturday afternoon, NSW police confirmed to the Daily Mail Australia.

His death is not considered suspicious.

“About 1:30 p.m. (Saturday, July 24, 2021) officers from The Hills Police Area Command were responding to reports of concerns about the welfare of a home on Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven,” a police spokesman said.

“A man’s body was found in the house. His death is not considered suspicious. A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.’

Brummer, who also worked as a window cleaner, starred in 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 in Home and Away in the 1990s, has died aged 45. He was found dead on Saturday in a house in Glenhaven, Sydney’s northwest. Police do not consider his death suspicious. Pictured here in 1995

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

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

Although their characters looked like the perfect couple on the show, their relationship behind the scenes was tense.

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 that 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 that they hated each other off screen

“There was a lot of pressure on us. We had to look like the perfect sweet couple in public,” Brummer said in 2018.

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

Brummer had previously said in 2012 that he hated working with 44-year-old George, and he even asked the producers to kill 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!”

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.

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

CV: Brummer's other acting credits include Winners & Losers, Neighbours, Underbelly: The Golden Mile and the short-lived soap Crash Palace.  Pictured here in 2010

CV: Brummer’s other acting credits include Winners & Losers, Neighbours, Underbelly: The Golden Mile and the short-lived soap Crash Palace. Pictured here in 2010

Brummer’s character was written off from Home and Away when Shane died of sepsis (septicemia) in 1996.

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported in November last year that Brummer had his own window cleaning business after he retired from acting.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven, the network that broadcasts Home and Away, for comment.

New career: Sydney's Daily Telegraph reported last November that Brummer (right) had his own window cleaning business after he retired from acting.  Pictured in 2011

New career: Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported last November that Brummer (right) had his own window cleaning business after he retired from acting. Pictured in 2011

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