Ada Nicodemou, star of Home and Away, has shared a heartfelt remembrance of her late co-star Johnny Ruffo, who passed away on Saturday during a Perth funeral.
Ruffo, 35, lost his fight with brain cancer on November 10.
Lynne McGranger was among the several colleagues from Home and Away who travelled west to attend the service at Balcatta Senior High School.
Ada was still thinking about Ruffo a day later.
She added, “Fly free, our beautiful friend, and rest in peace. Fair (sic) well.”
“Your boundless enthusiasm and enormous heart will always be cherished, along with the amazing dance moves 🙏🏼🕺🏻💔.”
Nicodemou posted a cute old picture of herself and Ruffo holding up hearts to pose for the camera.
For three years, Ruffo played Chris Harrington in the well watched Seven drama.
He grew particularly close to Lynne McGranger during that time, as seen by the frequent appearances of the actress on his Instagram page after the show.
Lynne expressed her emotions on Instagram after flying in for the service.
“Today, I bid ‘goodbye for now’ to this amazing human,” she wrote.
“So many feelings, so much love, and such a blessing to be a part of his enormous and eccentric family.
“A great deal of people came to bid farewell, but even more were unable to attend.
We did everything he would have wanted to do: we laughed, danced, sang, ate, drank, embraced, and grieved.
“My friend, I hope you know how much I love you as you soar high.”
Ada, who was unable to attend, gave her longtime co-star a message of solidarity.
She wrote, “Lynne, what a tough day, I know how hard it would have been.”
Johnny really adored you and you were a great friend to him.
“He touched everyone he came in contact with, just a beautiful human, and he will always be in our hearts.”
Sarah Roberts, a former actress from Home and Away, also sent Lynne a message of support.
“You have my undying love, @lynnemcgranger,” she added.
“Life is unfair—@johnny_ruffo passed away far too soon, but his legacy endures in the tales you tell us about him,”
“I love you, xx. He put up quite a fight.”