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Home and Away Actor Ben Unwin Dead

Former Home and Away Actor Ben Unwin Has Died

MELBOURNE - MAY 11:  Ben Unwin and Kate Ritchie arriving on the red carpet for the 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 2003 held at the Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

Former Home and Away actor Ben Unwin has tragically passed away.

NSW police confirmed in a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle that the 41-year-old's body was found on August 14.

"Police attended Minyon Fall, Whian Whian, responding to a concern for welfare. The body of a 41-year-old man was located," the statement read.

"The death has not been treated as suspicious."

Unwin played Jesse McGregor on Home and Away and was nominated for a Most Popular New Talent Logie in 1997 for his performance. That same year, he was also nominated for Most Popular Newcomer at the British National Television Awards.

After nine years on the show on and off, Unwin left acting and pursued a law career, working as a senior solicitor in Sydney.

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