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Home and Away fans mourn their 'first crush' after the tragic death of Dieter Brummer

Tributes to Australian actor Dieter Brummer have flooded in after his tragic death at the age of 45.

Many Home and Away fans have posted to social media, sharing their condolences as they mourn their 'first crush'.

'So many '90s hearts are breaking tonight,' one person Tweeted.

'So many '90s hearts are breaking': Devastated Home and Away fans are mourning their first crush after the tragic death of Dieter Brummer (pictured in 2010) on Saturday

'@HomeandAway sending my love and thoughts to you all. I was convinced Dieter was going to be my husband one day when I was 13. I recorded all his scenes and got an autograph when he was in the UK. I'm 41 so upset to hear this,' another said.

'I think Dieter Brummer was one of my first crushes. Only 45. This is so sad,' a third commented.

Another said: 'RIP Dieter Brummer - one of my very first crushes, I was a mad H&A fan at age 12.'

'Saddened to hear about Dieter Brummer this evening. My first crush when I was 10. Depression doesn't discriminate, it's so important to reach out to someone - anyone - if they're struggling with mental health,' one person wrote.

Tributes: Many Home and Away fans have posted to social media, sharing their condolences as they mourn their 'first crush'

'Shane from Home & Away was one of my first ever crushes. He was played by the gorgeous and talented Dieter Brummer. It's heartbreaking to think he has died so young. He was so loved and a gent,' another said.

'Sad news about Dieter Brummer. I remember rushing home from school to watch Home and Away. He was one of the reasons for that,' one commented.

Another said: 'Nooooo!! I loved Dieter Brummer! Shane!! I still have a pencil case with stickers of him on it somewhere. I was so happy when he appeared in Underbelly as well. This is so sad.'

'So many '90s hearts are breaking tonight,' one person Tweeted

Best known for playing Shane Parrish on Home and Away in the 1990s, Dieter was found dead at a home in Glenhaven, in Sydney's north-west, on Saturday afternoon, NSW Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

'About 1.30pm (Saturday 24 July 2021), officers from The Hills Police Area Command responded to reports of a concern for welfare at a home on Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven,' a police spokesperson said.

'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.'

Brummer starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.

His other credits included Winners & Losers, Neighbours, Underbelly: The Golden Mile and short-lived soap Crash Palace.

Tragic: Best known for playing Shane Parrish on Home and Away in the 1990s, Dieter was found dead at a home in Glenhaven, in Sydney's north-west, on Saturday afternoon, NSW Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia

Following the news of his passing, Brummer's family released a statement saying 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, talented, funny, 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.

'We appreciate you respecting our privacy at this terrible time.'

Star: Brummer starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. Pictured in 1995

According to a report by The Daily Telegraph in November, Brummer started up a window washing business after turning his back on acting.

'People say that I'm just a window cleaner, in reality it's substantially more involved than that. Working at heights it's a relatively specialist trade,' he told TV Tonight in April 2010.

Brummer said he was able to employ his rock climbing skills in his new profession, and was appreciative of the 'life experience' it had given him.

'I just wanted to get a bit of real life experience under my belt but I'd always intended on coming back to the acting game at some point,' he added.

Brummer, who turned 45 in May, was notably involved in a Home and Away storyline with co-star Melissa George, who played his on-screen wife Angel Brooks.

New line of work: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph in November, Brummer started up a window washing business after turning his back on acting. Pictured in 1995

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