New Zealand born actor Mick Innes has sadly passed away after a long battle with lung disease.
The 67-year-old moved back to his family home in Christchurch at the beginning of the year as his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worsened.
His cousin, Geoff Innes confirmed the sad news on Facebook on Sunday, saying Mick had "stepped off the mortal coil yesterday.”
He passed away in his family home in Christchurch surrounded by family. His cousin posted: "I’m going to miss our phone conversations and I know he’s going to be missed by many , love you Mick xx.”
Innes' acting career started in Australia in the 1980s and he is known for his role as Rod on Home and Away, as well as appearing on other Aussie shows like Blue Heelers, All Saints as well as Hounds, Super City, and most recently Golden Boy.
In 2013, he celebrated his 60th birthday and created his solo show 'ZEN DOG: Hazy Recollections From The Life of Mick Innes' which was described as "a series of raw confessions performed by Mick, looking back into his life as an actor, as someone who is not afraid to expose himself – what you see is what you get.”
A documentary about his life directed by Roberto Nascimento, titled ‘Butterfly’ was due to be released in 2022 according to IMDB.
Innes has three children, Julian Innes, Mimi Toya Cole and Sarah-Jane Burchett. His wife, Indigenous Australian actor Jedda Cole, passed away before him.