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Ben Unwin’s passing is ‘a great loss to the media and legal profession’ says former employer

‘This marks a great loss to both the media and legal profession’: Ben Unwin’s former employer shares a moving tribute to the late Home and Away star… after his tragic death at 41

He left a lasting impression on Home and Away playing the heartthrob, Jesse McGregor.

But few would know Ben Unwin forged out a career as a lawyer once he left the long-running Channel Seven drama back in 2005.  

And on Wednesday, his former law firm paid tribute to their former employee after his tragic death at the age of 41, with Ben having worked as a senior solicitor at the company.  

'This marks a great loss to both the media and legal profession': Ben Unwin's former employer shared a moving tribute to the late Home and Away star on Wednesday... after his tragic death at 41 (Ben is pictured at the back)

‘This marks a great loss to both the media and legal profession’: Ben Unwin’s former employer shared a moving tribute to the late Home and Away star on Wednesday… after his tragic death at 41 (Ben is pictured at the back)

‘The condolences and prayers of Whitelaw McDonald go out to the family of Mr Ben Unwin,’ John McDonald, Partner at Whitelaw McDonald, told Yahoo Lifestyle on Wednesday.

‘Ben was a well-respected colleague and lawyer. Ben’s achievements in the field of law and media were exemplary and reflected well upon him and his family. 

‘This marks a great loss to both the Media and Legal Profession.’

Sad news: Channel Seven posted the above on Home and Away's official Instagram page

Sad news: Channel Seven posted the above on Home and Away’s official Instagram page

Tributes have been flooding in since Ben’s shocking death.  

A Channel Seven spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that Ben’s ‘time on Home and Away is remembered with respect and affection.’

They added: ‘Ben made many friends during his time on the show. We send deepest condolences to his friends and family.’ 

'My heart goes out to his family': Ada Nicodemou (pictured) has paid tribute to late Home and Away star Ben Unwin, who died last week aged 41

‘My heart goes out to his family’: Ada Nicodemou (pictured) has paid tribute to late Home and Away star Ben Unwin, who died last week aged 41 

On Tuesday, Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou, whose character Leah Patterson-Baker had a relationship with Jesse, led the celebrity tributes to Ben.

She told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I just woke up to the tragic news of Ben’s passing, my heart goes out to his family.’

Veteran actress Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts, added: ‘What a terrible tragedy. Sending my deepest condolences to his family and friends.’

'We had years of laughter, be it giggles on set trying to get through scenes as lovers, or doubled over belly laughs at the pubs after work,' recalls Kimberly Cooper

‘We had years of laughter, be it giggles on set trying to get through scenes as lovers, or doubled over belly laughs at the pubs after work,’ recalls Kimberly Cooper

On Wednesday, actor Kimberly Cooper, who also played his love interest Gypsy on the show, took to Instagram to share her grief. 

‘We had years of laughter, be it giggles on set trying to get through scenes as lovers or doubled over belly laughs at the pubs after work,’ said Kimberly, 39.

‘I will be sad for now, but I promise to tell stories of great joy about our times together.’

Ben was found dead at his home last week. He was 41 years old.  

Castmate shenanigans: Ben posing alongside Kate Ritchie and Ryan Kwanten back in the day on Home and Away

Castmate shenanigans: Ben posing alongside Kate Ritchie and Ryan Kwanten back in the day on Home and Away

 

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