Former Home and Away star tragically passes away aged 41

Australian actor Ben Unwin, known for his role as Home and Away's Jesse McGregor, has died.

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Unwin's body was reportedly found by police on August 14 last week, the day before his 42nd birthday. 

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"Police attended Minyon Falls, Whian Whian, responding to a concern for welfare," said a police statement.

"The body of a 41-year-old man was located. The death has not been treated as suspicious."

Unwin was known for his potrayal of bad boy Jesse McGregor on the long-running soap, playing the character between 1996 and 1999 before returning for a second stint on Home and Away between 2002 and 2005.

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Michelle Keighley