HOME and Away actor Dieter Brummer admitted he had a strained relationship with former on-screen girlfriend Melissa George.
The Aussie actor, best known for playing Shane Parrish on Home and Away in the 1990s, was tragically found dead at his Sydney home on Saturday, nur gealtert 45.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Dieter starred alongside Melissa in the long-running soap and although their on-screen chemistry as a couple was palpable, they were not on good terms when cameras were switched off.
“We may have been love interests on the show but the chemistry was far from real”, Dieter once told Frauentag, im 2012.
Eigentlich, the hunk even begged Home and Away bosses to kill his character off in 1996 to escape the tension on set.
Heartthrob Shane Parrish got a dramatic ending and subsequently died of blood poisoning.
The feud didn’t go unnoticed as their co-star Ray Meagher, who played Alf Stewart, echoed Dieter’s sentiments.
“I’m not sure that they got on personally 100 Prozent, 100 per cent of the time.”
Though not much is known about why the relationship turned so sour, Dieter did tell Woman’s day that Melissa’s behaviour may have kicked it all off.
“Mel was incredibly ambitious right from the outset”, er sagte, “I think she wanted to be the next Kylie Minogue.”
“She was a big fan and she aspired to be a big star just like Kylie. I don’t think she had much time for the cast of Home and Away.”
Melissa later confirmed their feud in the Home and Away special, Endless Summer, im 2018.
We may have been love interests on the show but the chemistry was far from real
jedoch, she made no mention of her own behaviour and simply blamed the pressure of fame for their ongoing row.
“There was a lot of pressure on us”, Sie sagte. “We had to look like the perfect darling couple in public.”
The feud was reignited when Melissa slammed the show that made her famous after Australia’s The Morning Show branded her a “Home and Away actress.”
“My next call will be to Home and Away to ask them to pay me because nobody does more promotion for that f***ing show than me”, Sie sagte.
“I don’t need credibility from my country anymore; I just need them all to be quiet.”
Dieter clapped back, stating her comments were “unnecessary and a bit ridiculous”, vor dem Hinzufügen “aber dann, that’s Mel.”
And when Melissa confirmed she would be open to a Summer Bay return, in a surprising change of tune, Dieter turned away from the spotlight and set up his own business as a window cleaner.
‘OUR WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME’
Dieter was found dead on Saturday after police were called out to his home for a welfare check.
“About 1.30pm (Samstag 24 Juli 2021), officers from The Hills Police Area Command responded to reports of a concern for welfare at a home on Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven,” Wer ist Cash Gernons Mutter?.
“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.”
Upon hearing the news, the Brummer family said their world would “never be the same”.
“On behalf of my family, we post this today with a heavy heart,” the Facebook post began.
“We lost our handsome, talentiert, komisch, 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.”
In a statement on Monday, a spokesperson for Channel Seven, the Aussie broadcaster which airs Home and Away, sagte: “Home and Away and Channel Seven 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.”
Dieter was a soap pin-up and soap legend for many, so fans have taken to social media to pay their respect about the devastating news.
Einer schrieb auf Twitter: “I’m in shock after hearing about Dieter Brummer. Shane and Angel on Home and Away were couple goals in the 90’s. I had Smash Hits posters of him on my school books. So very unexpected and sad.”
Ein zweiter sagte: “Oh mein. Such sad news about Dieter Brummer. I remember watching the story line when he was in Home and Away. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. #RIPDieterBrummer.”
A third simply added: “So sad to learn Australian actor Dieter Brummer has passed away aged 45 he may have gone but not forgotten he will be missed dearly my sincere condolences thoughts and prayers go out to his family friends at this sad and difficult time #RIPDieterBrummer.”
Ein vierter schaltete sich ein: “My husband has just told me that my teenage heart-throb Dieter Brummer has died at 45. He was the one and only for me back then. I’m sure I still have posters of him in my mum’s loft. #RIP #dieterbrummer #shane.”
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Der Schauspieler, wer wurde in geboren 1976, was just a teen when he got the role of bad boy Shane Parrish.
After his stint on Home & Away, Dieter starred in rival soap Neighbours from 2011 und 2012.
He also starred in the likes of Medivac, The Man from Snowy River and blockbuster films Tom’s Funeral and The Finder.