Home and Away actor Ben Unwin has been found dead, just one day before what would have been his 42nd birthday.
His death was confirmed by New South Wales police in a statement, with his body being discovered last week on 14 August.
It has also been reported that his death isn’t being treated as suspicious and the cause of death is currently unknown.
Unwin was best known for his role on Home and Away, but who did he play and what else had he been in?
Who did Ben Unwin play in Home and Away?
Unwin was best known for his role as Home and Away’s Jesse McGregor. He originated the role back in 1996 and left the show temporarily in 2000. He returned as Jesse McGregor from 2002 to 2005.
Playing Jesse was a career highlight for Unwin, earning him a Logie Award nomination for the Most Popular New Talent in 1997, and a British National Television Awards for Most Popular Newcomer in the same year.
Jesse’s first appearance involved rescuing Shannon, played by Hollywood star (and Mrs. Ali G) Isla Fisher.
Other notable storylines for Unwin’s character involved being left to raise his daughter, Rachel, alone after losing his fiancée.
When did Ben Unwin’s character leave Home and Away?
Jesse McGregor left the show – for the second time – in 2005, after handing himself in to the police for the hit-and-run death of his old flame Chloe Richards.
What else did Ben Unwin star in?
Apart from Home and Away, Unwin starred as Andrew in Australian sitcom Eggshells for its full two season run.
He also starred in an episode of the Australian TV show G.P.
After leaving Home and Away, Unwin switched taking centre stage to taking the stand – completing a law degree and working as a senior solicitor in Sydney.