McLeod’s Daughters actor Marshall Napier has died after a short battle with brain cancer at age 70.

Marshall Napier’s daughter, Jessica Napier, who also starred in the Australian drama series announced the sad news on social media.

“It is with great sadness that I share the passing of my beautiful dad Marshall Napier. After a short and intense battle with brain cancer he left us this morning. He was peaceful and surrounded by family,” she wrote on Instagram.

The heartfelt post continued, “Dad you are one of a kind and I can’t even understand what the world will be like without you in it. Your charisma and charm was second to none. Your creativity and intellect was my inspiration. I love you so much and feel completely lost without you. I’m glad that you can soar free of the pain and confusion. Love you always, Dinky xxxx”

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Marshall Napier played the character of Harry Ryan on McLeod’s Daughers from 2001 to 2006. As well as the popular Aussie drama, he played roles in Love Child, All Saints, Water Rats, Mission Impossible and Police Rescue.

Marshall Napier’s friend and loved ones flocked to the comments section of Jessica Napier’s post to show their respects for the late actor.
“So sorry for your loss Jess. Marshall was such a beautiful man and a wonderful actor,” Rebecca Gibney commented.
Rodger Corser of Doctor Doctor wrote “What a commanding presence he was on a screen and stage. Always loved working with your Dad, a drier wit you could not find.”
Aussie darling Rachel Griffiths commented, “Im so sorry to hear of your dads passing jess. Marshall was the lead in my very first tv show and he was brilliant warm and mentoring as I was clueless . I loved his dry humour and deep intelligence . He could talk so eloquently on anything at all . He was a great talent and a great human . Condolences to you and the family.”
Marshall Napier is survived by his three daughters.
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