TV Star, Dies at 66 From Drowning

Peter Hardy, the actor who played the father on the hit television show “McLeod’s Daughters,” has tragically passed away at the age of 66. The beloved star died from drowning while vacationing with his family in New South Wales, Australia.

Hardy’s daughters, who were with him at the time of the incident, were the first to find him unresponsive in the water. Emergency responders were called to the scene, but despite their best efforts, they were unable to revive the actor.

Fans of “McLeod’s Daughters” will remember Hardy’s character, Frank, as a tough and gruff farmer who was always there for his family, no matter what challenges they faced. The show, which aired from 2001 to 2009, followed the lives of a group of women running a cattle station in the Australian outback.

Hardy’s death has come as a shock to many in the entertainment industry and to his legions of fans around the world. Tributes have poured in on social media from co-stars and colleagues who worked with him throughout his long and successful career.

“Peter was a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with,” said Bridie Carter, who played Frank’s daughter, Tess, on “McLeod’s Daughters.” “He brought so much to his role and was always willing to help out the younger actors on set. He will be sorely missed.”

Hardy’s career spanned more than three decades, and he appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. In addition to “McLeod’s Daughters,” he also had roles in “Home and Away,” “All Saints,” and “Blue Heelers,” among others.

His death is a tragic loss for the entertainment industry, but more importantly, for his family and loved ones. Hardy is survived by his wife, three daughters, and two grandchildren.

As news of his passing continues to spread, fans of “McLeod’s Daughters” and the wider entertainment industry are coming together to pay their respects to a talented actor and beloved star. While his loss is deeply felt, his legacy will continue to live on through his work and the memories he leaves behind.