Former Neighbours star Darius Perkins has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Perkins’ family confirmed that the 54 year old died on Wednesday.
Farewell Darius Perkins, 54.
He was the original Scott Robinson in the first season of NEIGHBOURS.
(Jason Donovan took over the role and into soapie immortality.)
Won the Best Juvenile Performance Logie in 1984 for the miniseries ALL THE RIVERS RUN. pic.twitter.com/3mghUwi3Di
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Perkins won the Logie for Best Juvenile Performance for his part in the series, All The Rivers Run, in 1984.
Darius Perkins first appeared on Neighbours in 1985 as the original Scott Robinson, and he starred in over 50 episodes before the part was played by Jason Donovan.
After Neighbours, Perkins played Gary Samuels in Home And Away, and was also in The Sullivans, Prisoner, A Country Practice and The Flying Doctors.
Perkins returned to Neighbours in 2013, playing Marty Kranic in a month long guest role.
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Perkins will be remembered as a great mate with a beautiful soul. Close friend and Neighbours co-star David Clencie spoke to the Herald Sun.
“We had this incredible bond. We were mates to the very end,” Mr Clencie told The Herald Sun.
“He was completely selfless. We had a wonderful time when we last saw each other, spending five hours talking in a local restaurant.
“I am so sad, really devastated to lose my mate.”
Deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Darius Perkins, who passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Darius played the original Scott Robinson when the show premiered in 1985, and will be familiar to newer fans as Marty Kranic in 2013. #Neighbours pic.twitter.com/fj4l5jMX0B
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