Neighbours star lost
best known as the original Scott Robinson in Neighbours, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Perkins, 54, lost his fight with the disease on Wednesday.
A brilliant young actor, Perkins appeared in some of Australia’s most iconic shows including The Sullivans, All The Rivers Run, Prisoner, A Country Practice and Home And Away.
He won a Logie award in 1984 for Best Juvenile Performance for his work in the acclaimed miniseries All The Rivers Run.
In 1985 he appeared in a new Australian soap opera for Channel 7 called Neighbours as the character Scott Robinson.
When the show was axed by Channel 7 and then picked by Channel 10 the following year, the role was recast with
taking over as Scott. Perkins returned briefly to Neighbours in 2013 to play the character of Marty Kranic.
Perkins was remembered yesterday by former Neighbours co-star and close friend
as a great mate with a beautiful soul.
“We had this incredible bond. We were mates to the very end,” Clencie said.
“He was completely selfless. We had a wonderful time when we last saw each other, spending five hours talking in a local restaurant.
“I am so sad, really devastated to lose my mate.”
Friends including former Neighbours casting guru,
have paid heartfelt tribute to Perkins via social media.