“We appreciate you respecting our privacy at this terrible time.”
Brummer became a household name after joining the cast of “Home and Away” in 1992. His character, Shane, was also a fan favorite thanks to his romance with love interest Angel, played by Melissa George.
Brummer’s performance in the role won him two Most Popular Actor awards in the Logies, Australia’s equivalent of the Emmys.
He left the long-running soap in 1996 when his character was written out. He went on to appear on TV shows including “Shark Bay,” “Underbelly” and rival soap “Neighbours.”
The Seven Network, which airs “Home and Away” in Australië, het gesê dit was “deeply saddened” by the news of Brummer’s death.
“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,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“We send our sincere condolences to Dieter’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”