Peter Hardy, who won recognition for his roles in McLeod’s Daughters, Chopper and the Mamma Mia! musical used to be on Sunday named because the 66-year-old guy who died at Fremantle’s South Seaside on Thursday.
His demise got here simply days sooner than any other guy drowned on the identical seaside on Sunday.
Andy Burns, a chum of Hardy, mentioned he used to be “inconsolable” following the Perth-born actor’s demise.
He mentioned hardy used to be visiting WA from London the place he lived in a canal boat.
“Phrases can not specific how deeply I believe this loss, We now have been shut buddies since residing in combination in Impartial Bay Sydney within the mid 80s,” he wrote.
“He used to be a very good actor a fantastic singer and guitarist he additionally performed drums and sax.
“He all the time beloved acting within the theatre in addition to movie and TV.
“Heartfelt condolences to all his circle of relatives and lots of buddies over this devastating loss particularly his stunning female friend Lysa.”
Hardy performed Phil Rakich in McLeod’s Daughters for 3 years, and Detective Cooney in 2000 movie Chopper.
He used to be in a handful of Neighbours episodes plus episodes of Underbelly and the Dr Blake Mysteries.
His identification used to be showed hours after a 2nd guy, believed to in his 30s, used to be pulled from the water on the identical spot about 1.30pm.
Two deaths inside days at fashionable seaside
On Sunday, a 2nd guy drowned on the identical fashionable seaside the place hardy died.
Police mentioned a marine rescue vessel discovered the person unresponsive about 50 metres off shore.
He used to be taken to Sardine Jetty the place paramedics gave CPR however he could not be stored.
Police are nonetheless investigating each drownings.