Actor Peter Hardy found dead on Australian beach after drowning while snorkelling

Peter Hardy, a popular Australian TV actor, known for his roles in McLeod’s Daughters and Chopper, has tragically died at the age of 66. Hardy drowned in an apparent snorkelling accident off the Australian coast.

Hardy’s Acting Career

Peter Hardy was a renowned TV actor in Australia, having appeared in 44 episodes of the drama series McLeod’s Daughters, the 2000 film Chopper, and the stage version of Mamma Mia! The Musical. Hardy also made a guest appearance in three episodes of Neighbours in 1997, where he played a character named Jimmy Drane.

Details of the Tragedy

According to local reports, Peter Hardy travelled to Fremantle, a suburb of Perth, to visit his elderly mother. While there, he went snorkelling at Fremantle’s South Beach and shared an update on social media shortly before the accident occurred.

On Thursday, 16 March, Hardy was taken out of the water at around 10:40 am. Bystanders at the beach attempted to save his life by administering CPR while waiting for paramedics. Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain, and Hardy could not be revived.

Tributes to the Late Actor

The late actor’s brother, Michael, shared the news of his passing on social media and wrote, “I’m devastated to say that my brother, Peter Hardy, passed away suddenly this morning… Rest in Peace my beloved little brother.” Many of Peter Hardy’s fans and friends also expressed their condolences on social media and paid tribute to his talent as an actor.


The tragic loss of Peter Hardy has saddened the entertainment industry in Australia and around the world. Hardy will always be remembered for his incredible talent and contributions to the Australian film and TV industry.

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