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Miranda Fryer, a former Neighbours star, has died at the age of 34.
The actress, who played the role of Sky Mangel on the soap when she was a tot, died in her sleep last week.
Fryer got married to her partner, Arthur Pothitis two years ago, and was planning on starting a family with him.
Her family told TV Tonight in a statement: “True soulmates, Miranda and Arthur were making plans to start their family, when one day last week she went to sleep and never woke up.”
They continued: “We do not know why. She had had some health issues with her heart. Maybe her beautiful persona was just too good for this world of ours.”
“We, who all loved her so much, shall treasure the memories she has left us with and mourn our loss forever.”
“A beautiful child, stunning teenager, beautiful inside, and out… a woman, with so much love and happiness given and received. So many friends, so much still to offer this world, gone.”
Fryer portrayed the role of Sky between 1989 and 1991, and was the first child star to work on the soap series.
She did not continue with her acting career after her role on Neighbours.
Fryer instead graduated with a nursing degree and was due to begin a postgraduate job at Monash Hospital, Clayton, Australia, in the neuroscience department.
She was also said to be considering a masters degree in the subject.
A hard worker, she had already studied and gained a certificate in hospitality and an art diploma.
Her mother told the Herald Sun: “She was the most wonderful daughter. She had so much love and passion for life.”
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