The actor died last week at his Sydney home at the age of 45 , his body having been found by NSW Police while responding to a welfare check on him.
The official cause of death has not been confirmed, but friends shared that the latest lockdown measures “took her breath away.”
The Australian government has implemented some of the world’s toughest COVID policies, with large parts of the country on lockdown and a mandatory two-week quarantine in hotels for anyone entering the country .
The Home and Away star, better known as Shane Parrish on the long-running ’90s soap opera, was among the thousands who were unable to work due to politics.
Finding a window cleaning job in an apartment building, one of the star’s last photos was enjoying his new job.
However, a few days later, all construction work was halted, leaving him unemployed again.
The comments came as Brummer’s mother Dawn told Daily Mail Australia she planned to write about her son’s long-standing battle with mental health.
She hopes the biography will allow others to ask for the help they might need.
Speaking to the diary, Dawn, 84, said: “As I write a book about her life, all the details of her state of mind will be included in it.
“His friends are helping me. And I hope the book will help people who are suffering from a depressed state of mind.
“It fills my life now, I’m just writing, writing, writing. “
After his stint as an Australian idol, Dieter left Home And Away in 1996 after four years, with his character dying of blood poisoning.
After spending a year on Neighbors as Troy Miller in 2011 and 2012, he decided to step away from comedy and focus on building his window cleaning business.
Family friend Steve Comey confirmed the news of his death by posting to Facebook .
He wrote: “Heartbreaking news. We have lost the free spirit. Vale Dieter Brummer. Far too young. Much too soon.
“My most sincere and sincere condolences to his sister-in-law Karlene and to all of Dieters’ family and friends. Keep stealing young guy. “
Her family then released a statement saying, “On behalf of my family, we are posting this today with a heavy heart. We lost our handsome, talented, funny, complicated and beloved Dieter on Saturday morning.
“He left a huge hole in our lives and our world will never be the same again. Our hearts go out to all of you who have known, loved or worked with him over the years.
“We thank you for respecting our privacy at this terrible time. If you or someone you know is affected by this, or is even in pain right now, there are some good people you can talk to. “
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