Home and Away’s Johnny Ruffo Dies, Age 35

November 10, 2023 12:06 pm in by
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Beloved actor Johnny Ruffo, known for his role in Home and Away, has sadly passed away at the age of 35.

The heartbreaking news was announced through a statement on Ruffo’s Instagram page.

“It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear Johnny. Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny passed away peacefully with the support of amazing medical professionals.

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“He was a talented, charming, and sometimes mischievous young man. Johnny was determined and had an unwavering spirit.

“He fought until the very end, giving it his all. He had so much more to offer with his beautiful soul.
We will always cherish the joy he brought into our lives. Rest in peace, Johnny.”

Ruffo rose to fame in 2011 during his appearance on X Factor Australia, where he secured third place. This achievement paved the way for a record deal with Sony and the release of popular singles like “On Top” and “Take It Home.”

In 2012, Ruffo emerged as the champion on the celebrity reality show, Dancing with the Stars. Shortly after, he ventured into acting, portraying Chris Harrington on the soap opera Home and Away for three years.

In 2017, Ruffo revealed his brain cancer diagnosis and underwent surgery to remove a tumour.
Two years later, he announced that he was in remission. However, in November 2020, he shared the devastating news that his brain cancer had returned.

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Ruffo kept his fans updated on his treatment through social media and sadly revealed in August 2022 that his cancer was now terminal.