Devastated! We’ve just heard that popular Home and Away star, Ben Unwin, has died.

He may have been off our screens for many years but I will never forget his bad-boy character, Jesse McGregor, on the popular TV soapie.

NSW police confirmed the incident and released a statement to Yahoo! Lifestyle saying:

“Police attended Minyon Falls, Whian Whian, responding to a concern for welfare.

“The body of a 41-year-old man was located. The death has not been treated as suspicious.”

The publication noted that he tragically passed away last week but was not specific about the cause of death.

Such A Loss

Unwin starred as Jesse between 1996 and 2000, and then returned to the Channel 7 drama in 2002 for a further three years.

He was nominated for a Logie in 1997 for Most Popular New Talent.

Unwin then quit acting in 2005 and reportedly had a career change, studying law and working as a solicitor.

Our thoughts are with his family.

If you are worried about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.


  • Condolences to the family. Rest in peace.

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  • This is awful. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

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  • Terrible news, rip

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  • Oh no! My thoughts are with his family.

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  • There is nothing in either of the article that signifies Mental Health issues. The comment at the bottom of this article may be distressing to those who knew him, especially if people are coming to incorrect theory. I know people who have opted for a career choice that definitely weren’t for health reasons.

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  • So no cause of death has been released yet … such a young age to die, condolences to the family.

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  • such a heart breaking thing to happen to his family and friends.

    I really don’t understand how the message isn’t getting across that it’s ok to ask for help, especially when you need it the most. So much work is being done to advertise this and get it out into the public eye yet we are still having this sad deaths.

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  • A premature death is always sad.

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  • Every sympathy for the family.

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  • This is really sad that he couldn’t get the help he needed before it was too late. Thoughts with the family xx

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  • So very sad but I always pray that the death of a famous person encourages other people get the help they need.

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  • Heartbreaking thoughts are with his family.

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  • Oah that is so sad

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  • How sad, condolences to all that loved him

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  • Very sad, condolences to his family

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