Former Home and Away actor Johnny Ruffo has lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 35.
The star rose to fame as a singer on the Australian version of The X Factor in 2011 and went on to join the long-running soap playing cheeky chappy Chris Harrington, a role he had from 2013 to 2016.
In 2017 Ruffo revealed that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and began "aggressive treatment", but despite entering remission, the cancer returned in 2021.
A statement on his Instagram account said: "It is with a heavy heart that today we had to farewell our beloved Johnny.
"Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny went peacefully with the support of some incredible Nurses & Doctors.
"He was a very talented, charming and sometimes cheeky boy. Johnny was very determined and had a strong will.
"He battled all the way to the end and fought as hard as he could. Such a beautiful soul with so much more to give.
"We all love you Johnny and will remember you for all the joy you brought to our lives."
Ruffo is survived by partner Tahnee Sims, parents Jill and Pascoe, and brother Michael. body check tags ::