Neighbours child star Miranda Fryer was making plans to start family with childhood sweetheart before tragic death at 34

NEIGHBOURS child star Miranda Fryer was making plans to start a family with her childhood sweetheart before her tragic death aged just 34.

The former actress, who played Sky Mangel on the show as a kid, died in her sleep on January 6 at her home in Melbourne, her heartbroken family say.

Miranda spent three years on soap after bagging the role at just 18 months old in 1989.

She later earned an art diploma before studying to be a nurse and was due to start a postgraduate position at Monash Hospital in the neuroscience department in February after recently finishing her degree.

After a long engagement, Miranda wed her childhood sweetheart Arthur Pothitis at a beach ceremony in Aspendale in November 2020.

Describing the couple as "true soulmates", her devastated family revealed they were planning to have children in an emotional tribute.

In a statement, her family said, “True soulmates, Miranda and Arthur 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.

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"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.”

Miranda's cause of death has not yet been revealed, but her loved ones confirmedto TV Tonight that the ex-Neighbours star died on January 6.

Her family believe her heart "may have failed in her sleep".

Writing on Facebook, Miranda's brother Jeremy said she went "peacefully".

"I am writing with the saddest of news. Last Thursday, around midday, MJ passed away," he wrote.

"It was completely unexpected, we are yet to know for sure what the cause was, but with our family history, it looks like her heart failed during her sleep. She went peacefully.


"MJ was a huge personality, it's going to be a different world without her."

She spent three years on Neighbours as the on-screen daughter of Joe Mangel, played by Mark Little, and Kerry Bishop, portrayed by Linda Hartley-Clark.

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The character was later reintroduced in 2003 as a teenager, played by Stephanie McIntosh.

Miranda's real-life mum Traci Hunter hailed her "the most wonderful daughter" in a heartbreaking tribute.

She told the Herald Sun: "She had so much love and passion for life.

"She was a truly kind loving person, almost too good to be true – obviously she was too good to be true as she has been taken from us so early.”

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