How did Dieter Brummer die? 'Home and Away' actor's body found in Sydney home

Broadcaster Dan Wootton wrote, 'Terrible day for Home and Away fans. We’ll never forget Dieter Brummer. RIP'


                            How did Dieter Brummer die? 'Home and Away' actor's body found in Sydney home
Dieter Brummer died on July 24 at his home; his death is suspected to be a suicide (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

Fans of Australian actor Dieter Brummer are devastated after news of his death broke in the early hours of July 26. Remembered for his portrayal of heartthrob Shane Parrish in 'Home and Away' between 1992 and 1998, Brummer died young, at the age of 45. He was found dead at his home in Glenhaven, in northwest Sydney in the afternoon of July 24. 

Brummer's family has issued a statement following his passing. "On behalf of my family, We post this today with a heavy heart. 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. Should you, or anyone you know be affected by this, or indeed are feeling pain at this time, there are good people that you can talk to."

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Dieter Brummer, former 'Home and Away' star died in his own home (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

Brummer's fans have now taken to social media to mourn the loss. "Terrible day for Home and Away fans. We’ll never forget Dieter Brummer. RIP," wrote broadcaster and journalist Dan Wootton. "Like many others, I had TV Hits posters of #dieterbrummer on my wall as a teenager. If you've been impacted by news of his death, please reach out for support, whether that's from trusted friends or family, your regular healthcare provider or one of these services," another fan tweeted. "So saddened and shocked by the passing of Dieter Brummer. I wonder how different life would be for all of us had the early years been different. You were kind to me. My sincere condolences to Dieter’s family. Xxx," wrote another fan of the actor, saddened by the news. "So terribly sad. He was a bright spark, a funny, entertaining and rascally, beautiful man. He was the biggest thing on Australian TV. This is sad. Vale #DieterBrummer. See ya mate. X," actor and director Anthony Hayes wrote.



 

 



 



 



 

Australian actor Dieter Brummer attends the premiere of "The Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2" at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on May 12, 2010, in Sydney, Australia (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

How did Dieter Brummer die?

Dieter Brummer was found dead at his home in Glenhaven, in northwest Sydney in the afternoon of July 24. According to New South Wales Police Department, his death is not being treated as suspicious. However, the police are investigating his death as a possible suicide. A police spokesperson said, "About 1.30 pm (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," the spokesperson added.

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