Neighbours legend passes away aged 54


 legend Darius Perkins, who played the original Scott Robinson, has passws away from cancer according to the Sunday Herald.

The member died on Wednesday January 2 at the age of 54.

Scott was an original character on the show when it debuted in Australia back in 1985, where he played the iconic role for eight months before being replaced by Jason Donovan as the show moved from Channel Seven to Network Ten. 

He later returned to the soap in 2013 and 2014 to play Marty Kranic, a former associate of Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis), who was his brother during his first stint. 

His sister-in-law Kate Cuthbert confirmed the tragic news on social media, posting: “My adored brother-in-law passed away last night. Have I ever told you that I married in to Australian royalty?

He was funny and kind and so loving. And he was too young to go. And I’m really, really sad today. In conclusion, #f***cancer.”

His former co-stars have paid tribute to the actor, as David Clency, who played Danny Rasamay told the Herald Sun: “I am so sad, really devastated to lose my mate.

“We had this incredible bond. We were mates to the very end.”

Scott Robionson Neighbours

PASSED AWAY: Original Neighbours star Darius Perkins has died (Pic: CHANNEL SEVEN)

Darius Perkins in Neighbours

TRAGIC: Darius’ sister-in-law confirmed Darius had died from cancer earlier this week (Pic: NETWORK TEN)

Scott went on to marry Charlene Mitchell, played by Kylie Minogue, in on the most famous soap weddings of all time.

He permanently left the show in 1989, shortly after Charlene’s exit the year before, and hasn’t been seen since. 

Meanwhile, Darius went on to star in Aussie shows Home and Away, A Country Practice and The Sullivans. 

He won a Logie Award for Best Juvenile Performance in the miniseries All The Rivers Run in 1984.

Darius Perkins in Neighbours

BROTHERS: Scott and Paul were originals on the Australian soap (Pic: NETWORK TEN)

Scott Robinson in Neighbours

ICONIC: Scott married Charlene Mitchell in 1987 before leaving the show in 1989 (Pic: NETWORK TEN)

However, prior to his brief return to Neighbours five years ago, he hadn’t had an acting role in 19 years. 

Fans have been taking to social media to share their condolences, as one posted: “Genuinely sad to hear about the death of Darius Perkins. I actually preferred his version of Scott Robinson in Neighbours to Jason Donovan’s. Condolences to all who knew him.”

Another added: “So sad to hear this Kate – Darius as Scott is one of my teenage memories – watched Neighbours back then. Hugs to you and your family.”

Neighbours continues on Monday at 1.45pm on Channel 5. 

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