Neighbours' Sky Mangel star Miranda Fryer dies aged 34

by 24britishtvJan. 11, 2022, 4 p.m. 17
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Her family confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement.

Miranda, who played Sky Mangel in the Australian soap as a child, tragically passed away in her sleep on January 6, her family confirmed.

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Her family told TV Tonight : “True soulmates, Miranda and Arthur (Pothitis) were making plans to start their family, when one day last week she went to sleep and never woke up. We do not know why.

“She had had some health issues with her heart, maybe her beautiful persona was just too good for this world of ours. We, who all loved her so much, shall treasure the memories she has left us with and mourn our loss forever."

“A beautiful child, stunning teenager, beautiful inside, and out … a woman, with so much love and happiness given and received. So many friends, so much still to offer this world, gone," they added.

Miranda first started appearing in Neighbours in 1989, when she was just 18 months old in 1989.

She starred alongside her on-screen parents Joe Mangel and Kerry Bishop and was on the show for three years.

The character of Sky did later return to the soap as a teenager but was then played by Stephanie McIntosh.

Miranda had married partner Arthur Pothitis in November 2020 and was due to start a role in Monash Hospital's neuroscience department after leaving acting to become a nurse and completing a degree during the pandemic.

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