MIRANDA FRYER, who was most known for her role in the Australian television drama Neighbours, died at the age of 34 after “falling asleep and never waking up.”
Miranda Fryer, who played in the iconic TV drama Neighbours as a child, died unexpectedly. She was only 34 years old at the time.
Her bereaved relatives told TV Tonight that she died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Glen Iris, Melbourne, on Thursday.
Her death has yet to be determined, but she is thought to have suffered from cardiac problems.
Her family is awaiting the results of the coroner’s investigation.
They disclosed she and her husband Arthur Pothitis were going to start a family in a statement, saying: “True soulmates, Miranda and Arthur were making arrangements to start their family until she went to sleep and never woke up one day last week.”
“We do not know why.”
The statement continued: “She had had some health issues with her heart. Maybe her beautiful persona was just too good for this world of ours.
“We, who all loved her so much, shall treasure the memories she has left us with and mourn our loss forever.
“A beautiful child, stunning teenager, beautiful inside, and out… a woman, with so much love and happiness given and received. So many friends, so much still to offer this world, gone.”
Miranda Hunter’s mother, Traci Hunter, also spoke to the Herald Sun, saying: “She was the best daughter anyone could want for. She was filled with zeal and enthusiasm for life.
“She was a kind, caring lady who seemed almost too lovely to be true… Miranda was universally adored.
“She simply dozed off and did not wake up. It comes as a huge shock to all of us.”
Before retiring from acting and becoming a nurse, she played Sky Mangel on the show, the on-screen daughter of Joe Mangel (played by Mark Little) and Kerry Bishop (Linda Hartley-Clark).
She was just 18 months old when she signed on as the first child performer for the show, which she appeared on for three years, from 1989 to 1991.
Miranda, on the other hand, never pursued an acting career following her time on the show, opting instead for a certificate in hospitality and an art certification after graduating from high school.
Last year, Fryer finished her nursing degree at Monash University and was offered a post-graduate employment in the neurology department at Monash Hospital.
She was scheduled to begin employment on February 7th and was exploring pursuing a master’s degree in the discipline.
Fans hurried to social media after learning of her sudden demise to express their condolences to her family and loved ones.
“I feel so very sad to lose one of my cast, especially one as young as Miranda who spent her very young years on the show,” TV casting director Jan Russ wrote.
“I love them like my own and feel the loss when they pass.”
Another added: “This is such a tragedy. Gone way too soon.
“RIP Miranda, what a sad thing to happen,” said a third.