GOLD COAST, AU. (THECOUNT) — Former “Home and Away” actor, Ben Unwin, has died.

‘Onion’ Unwin, 41, was found dead close to Australia’s eastern Gold Coast on August 14.


The cast of the popular Australian soap have paid tribute to the actor who played the rebellious Jesse McGregor between 1996 and 2000 and again from 2002 and 2005.

Kimberley Cooper, who played Gypsy Nash in the well-loved series, paid tribute to her former co-star on Instagram.

Sharing a picture of a magazine cover she shared with Unwin, she wrote: “My first TV week cover was with you, reports ITV.

“We had years of laughter, be it giggles on set trying to get through scenes as lovers or doubled over belly laughs at the pubs after work.

“I will be sad for now, but I promise to tell stories of great joy about our times together.

“You forever hold a special place in my heart. Love you Onion.”

Unwin’s cause of death was not provided by officials.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Geo quick facts: The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest – wikipedia.