Australia: Former Home And Away star Johnny Ruffo dies aged 35, six years after being diagnosed with brain cancer
The former Home And Away star has died aged 35Johnny Ruffo
The actor made his first appearance as Chris Harrington on the popular Australian soap opera in 2013, two years after appearing in the final of X Factor Australia.
Former Home And Away star Johnny Ruffo has died aged 35, six years after diagnosed with brain cancer, as announced. The Australian actor and singer died “surrounded by his partner Tahnee and his family”.
In August 2017, Ruffo announced that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and was beginning “aggressive treatment”. “With a heavy heart today we had to say goodbye to our beloved Johny”, reads the announcement on his Instagram account.
“He was a very talented, charming and sometimes cheeky boy. Johnny was very determined and strong willed. He fought to the end and fought as hard as he could. Such a beautiful soul with so much to give. We all love you Johnny and we will remember you for all the joy you brought into our lives. Rest.” Ruffo also appeared on the Australian version of Dancing With The Stars.
Among those to mourn his death was Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown, who is a judge on Australia’s The Masked Singer. “My heart just broke”, she commented on Instagram, before adding: “Sending my sincerest condolences.” Judge and comedian Dave Hughes, a colleague at Masked Singer, wrote: “A star has moved on to the next world. Good luck”
Australian Idol host Ricki-Lee Coulter posted three heartbroken emojis in the post, while Neighbors actress Bonnie Anderson also commented: ‘What a man! You always knew how to light up a room Johnny! Sending my love to all your loved ones! Absolutely heartbreaking”