New Zealand actor Marshall Napier has died at the age of 70 after suffering from cancer. This was announced by his daughter Jessica Napier in an emotional Instagram post.
Heartbreaking words from Marshall Napier's daughter
After a "short and intense battle with a brain tumor", he left peacefully and surrounded by his family, explains the actress, who published a portrait photo of her father. She wrote: "Dad, you are unique and I am can't even imagine what the world will be like without you. Your charisma and charm were unsurpassed. Your creativity and intellect were my inspiration. I love you so much and feel so lost without you."
The "McLeod's Daughters" cast says goodbye too
Jessica Napier starred with her father in the Australian drama series McLeod's Daughters, where he played Harold "Harry" Ryan from 2001 to 2006. His daughter played Rebecca "Becky" Howard from 2001 to 2003. Members of the series cast bade farewell to Napier on social media.
Leading actress Bridie Carter wrote, among other things, in an Instagram post: "What a privilege to have worked and spent time with Marshall all those years ago. I couldn't have asked for a better mock father-in-law - what fun we had! The twists, turns and plots were fulfilled by Marshall's original approach. He will be missed by many, many people around the world."
Colleague Rachael Carpani added in an Instagram Story: "You will be so missed Marshall Napier. One of the first memories of my career is laughing with you. Our thoughts are with your family."