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Zoe Ventoura's Character Mel Rafter Killed Off Packed to the Rafters

Packed to the Rafters Shock: Mel Dies in a Car Accident!

Did you watch last night’s episode of Packed to the Rafters? Fans were anticipating the death of a “young Rafter”, and it was revealed to be Mel, Ben’s wife, who died in a horrific car accident. In a series of very emotional scenes, Ben had prepared a romantic night as a surprise for his wife. She was finishing work and their phone calls kept missing each other, leading Mel to check her phone while driving as another driver crashed into her.

Fans are shocked—though you guys predicted it!—by the plot twist, but it was Zoe Ventoura who decided to leave the show to pursue her Hollywood dreams. She has since moved to LA and said, “It was really important we kept it on the down-low because of the impact from the shock of it. It’s been a part of me for so long—it was really emotional.” And anyone who’s seen the spoiler-y funeral scene pap photos could have guessed it would be Mel based on Ben being the only one wearing white while everyone else was in black. Zoe will still be seen on our screens in next week’s funeral episode (have your tissues nearby!) and you can watch last night’s full episode on Channel Seven’s site. Do you think Mel should’ve been killed off?

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