The partner of Johnny Ruffo has shared an emotional social media protest paying tribute to the late Home and Away actor.
- Johnny Ruffo gained fame on the talent show X Factor and went on to star in the soap Home and Away
- He died earlier in November from brain cancer at age 35
- Ruffo was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, and again for a second time in 2020
Ruffo, who gained fame on talent show X Factor, died from brain cancer earlier this month at age 35.
A post on his Instagram page on November 10 said he “went peacefully” surrounded by partner Tahnee Sims and family.
On Sunday Ms Sims posted a video montage of the couple to her Instagram page with the caption “A forever love”.
The montage featured the couple on holiday in various exotic locations and candid moments between the pair.
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Home and Away stalwart Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts on the soap, was one of thousands to comment on the post.
“Darling … I can’t imagine what you are going through,” she wrote.
“In our thoughts and prayers. Cannot wait to give you the biggest hug. We all loved Johnny so much but he was your honey and your soul mate and we ache for you.”
Ruffo was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, and again for a second time in 2020.
He last updated his 267,000 Instagram followers on his progress with cancer in early August, where he featured a video montage of his six years in hospital including removing the medical staples from his surgery scar.
Last year Ruffo released a book, No Finish Line, documenting the first moment he was told about the 7-centimetre tumour in his brain, also known as a stage three oligodendroglioma.
He completed the book while undergoing chemotherapy.
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