Australian actor Peter Hardy, recognized for his roles in McLeod’s Daughters, Neighbours and extra, has been recognized as the person who drowned at Freemantle’s South Seashore final week.
Hardy, 66, had been snorkelling on the seaside when he was discovered unconscious within the water on March 16, ABC Information reported. Makes an attempt had been made to resuscitate the actor by way of CPR, however had been finally unsuccessful.
A coroner’s report is at present being ready, in keeping with The Guardian.
His brother Michael Hardy confirmed the information on Fb, writing: “I’m devastated to say that my brother, Peter Hardy, handed away instantly this morning. That is the one means I’ve of contacting his large group of family members and buddies.”
“Relaxation in peace my beloved little brother.”
I’m devastated to say that my brother, Peter Hardy, handed away instantly this morning. That is the one means I’ve of…
Shut buddy Andy Burns paid tribute to Hardy’s love for music and appearing. “He was an excellent actor, an exquisite singer and guitarist, he additionally performed drums and sax. He all the time liked performing within the theatre in addition to movie and TV,” he wrote.
“Heartfelt condolences to all his household and plenty of buddies over this devastating loss particularly his lovely girlfriend Lysa. Our ideas are with you.”
On the morning of March sixteenth an expensive buddy was taken from us… the wonderful and exquisite Peter Hardy drowned whereas…
Hardy was greatest recognized for his recurring function as Phil Rakich in McLeod’s Daughters, showing in 44 episodes from 2006 to 2009, in addition to for portraying Detective Cooney within the 2000 movie Chopper. He additionally starred as Jimmy Drane on Neighbours in 1997, showing in three episodes.
He additionally notably acted alongside Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, in An Officer And A Gentleman and in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical throughout the Australian excursions of each stage productions.
His different notable stage roles embrace Invoice Austin within the musical Mamma Mia! when the manufacturing arrived in Australia, performing in over 1,500 showings and even showing on the tenth anniversary reunion present.