Home and Away actor Dieter Brummer dies aged 45

Dieter Brummer, a household name for long-term Home and Away fans, has passed away.

Dieter Brummer

Dieter played Shane from 1992-1996.

The 45 year old actor, who played Shane Parrish, was found deceased in his house in Glenhaven on Saturday afternoon.

A statement from the police confirmed the actor’s death.

“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.”

Dieter with Emily Symons (Marilyn)

The Seven Network have also released a statement, noting their sorrow.

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.”

Over his time on Home and Away, Dieter won two Most Popular Actor Logies for his portrayal of bad-boy-turned-good Shane.

Dieter debuted on the beachside soap on 28th May 1992 (Episode 1014).

Dieter with Melissa George (Angel), Matt Doran (Damian), and Laura Vazquez (Sarah).

Over his four years on the series, he played a doting father to step-son Dylan (Corey Glaister), married Angel (Melissa George) in Summer Bay’s most memorable wedding and endured tumultuous familial relationships.

After a motorcycle crash caused by the local police officer, Shane developed septecaemia and passed away on the headland on his first wedding anniversary.

His final episode aired on 13th March 1996 (Episode 1878).

Dieter played Troy Miller on Neighbours from 2011-2012.

Following his departure, Dieter won roles on various series including Medivac and Rescue: Special Ops.

More recently, he was cast on Neighbours as Callum’s (Morgan Jones) father, Troy Miller and on Winners & Losers as Bec’s love interest Jason Ross.

Dieter’s family released a statement at 5pm AEDT.

Home and Away alum, both on- and off-screen have taken to social media to pay their respects to Dieter.


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Back to the Bay sends their condolences to Dieter’s sister Karlene and all his friends and family.

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