Neighbor actor Peter Hardy found dead on Australian beach aged 66 as family ‘devastated’

Peter Hardy has died aged 66 after drowning in Australia. The actor, who appeared on Australian soap opera Neighbours, was found dead on a Fremantle beach near Perth on Thursday.

According to reports in the country, Peter had flown from London to Perth just before his death to visit his mother.

He was reportedly snorkeling in South Beach when he had trouble in the water.

Peter guest-starred on Neighbors as Jimmy Drane in three episodes of the show in 1997.

However, in Australia he was best known to fans for his roles in McLeod’s Daughters and Chopper.

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The actor’s brother Michael confirmed the heartbreaking news on Friday.

In a statement on social media, Michael wrote: “I am devastated to say that my brother, Peter Hardy, passed away suddenly this morning.

“Rest in peace my beloved little brother.”

Despite the information, the exact circumstances of Peter’s death have not yet been officially confirmed.

It was reported that bystanders on the beach tried to save the actor’s life.

They are said to have desperately performed CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.

Unfortunately, emergency services were unable to save Peter and he tragically died at the scene.

Peter was born in Perth and began his acting career in the mid-1980s, earning numerous film and TV appearances.

Following the devastating news of his death, tributes poured in for the star.

Friend Andy Burns said: “On the morning of March 16th a dear friend was taken from us… the amazing and beautiful Peter Hardy drowned while snorkelling at South Beach Perth .

“He was 66 and looked like a Greek god, so fit and so happy to be back in his native WA visiting from London where he made his home.”

A fan also tweeted: “Sadden to hear of the passing of Peter Hardy. A career spanning fifty years, Peter has played a range of iconic roles on Australian stages, shared billing with legendary artists and traveled the world performing on some of the biggest shows on popular shows.”

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