‘Home and Away’ Actor, Johnny Ruffo Passed Away at the Age of 35

A wave of sadness has spread around as the Australian singer, songwriter, and acting fame of “Home And Away,” Johnny Ruffo, passed away on 10 November 2023 at the age of 35 due to brain cancer after fighting against it for 6 years.

His family reportedly posted this sad news on his profile on the same day of his death to break the news that Johnny had passed away. He bid farewell with a heavy heart filled with memories and love, surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family.

Johnny and his family received a lot of love, support, and condolences from other stars and loved ones. Many people who knew him or had worked with him have mentioned their condolences, support, and love for him in the comment section of the post breaking the news of his death. 

Johnny' s friends and workmates also showed their condolences and love on his death (Credits: @johnny_ruffo/ Instagram)
Johnny’s friend and workmates also showed their condolences and love (Credits: @johnny_ruffo/ Instagram)

Condolences and love received on the death of Johnny Ruffo

A post was made that broke the news of Johnny being no more between us, which was posted on his official Instagram account, stating his determination to fight against brain cancer and how wonderful a person he was. 

“It is with a heavy heart that today we had to farewell our beloved Johnny. Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family,” and further stated on the post of his official Instagram account.  

His beloved ones will love and remember him, as reportedly the post said, “He was a very talented, charming and sometimes cheeky boy. Johnny was 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 to give.” 

Many other stars also showed their condolences and support to his family and how much he is loved and will be missed. People who worked with him or were a part of his journey as a singer, songwriter, and actor.  

From his workmates of “Home And Away,” @penny.mcnamee commented, “Oh Johnny. He was the first cast member I ever met on @homeandaway, and he was instantly warm, funny, and self-deprecating..” while showing her condolences and love for the star.

Melanie Brown, who was a judge on the show “X Factor” of the season in which Johnny was a finalist, also mentioned how much this news shocked her by commenting, “My heart just broke,” showing how much shock this news has brought to her. 

Dannii Minogue, the Australian singer and actor, also mentioned in the post, “The cheekiest chap. His voice, smile, and dancing feet will be missed by so many,” just like that, many others commented and showed their condolences as well. 

‘Johnny Ruffo’ a bright shining star

Johnny Ruffo was born on 8 March 1998 in Balcatta, Australia. He made his first appearance on a music reality show, “X Factor Australia.” he was one of the finalists of the season and started gaining attention after that. After this, he signed a contract with Sony Music.

Later on, he made his acting debut in “Home and Away” playing the role of Chris Harrington, between 2013-2016. This role play brought him more love and attention, and It also earned him a nomination for the Most Popular New Talent on TV Week Logie Awards in 2014.

His debut single, “On Top,” also gained popularity and was ranked fourteen on the ARIA Singles Chart, followed by platinum certification. Johnny faced a tragedy in his life, and he had to undergo a “tennis ball” size brain tumor surgery following 27 staples on his head. 

He wrote that before then, he was “29, madly in love, working on shows and music that I was proud of, and still finding time to party with friends”, but one day, everything changed for him. He went through a brain tumor surgery, which 3 years later came back as brain cancer.

According to Australia’s national broadcaster, Johnny Ruffo had stage 3 oligodendroglioma. He went through diagnosis for a long time and fought fiercely against the pain and suffering. Along with his family and friends, all wish him rest in peace with ease.


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