Neigh­bours star lost

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

LO­GIE-win­ning ac­tor

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.

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