It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the beloved actor Peter Hardy, who graced our screens as the father in McLeod’s Daughters. Tragically passing away at 66 while on vacation with his family in New South Wales, Australia, he sadly drowned and left us too soon.

Hardy’s daughters, who were nearby at the time of his mishap, discovered him motionless in the water. Despite first responders’ best attempts to resuscitate him, they could not revive the actor.

Fans of “McLeod’s Daughters” will fondly recall Hardy’s character, Frank – a rugged and stoic farmer who persistently supported his family no matter the obstacle. This beloved series aired from 2001 to 2009, featuring an ensemble cast that managed a cattle station in the remote Australian outback.

The news of Hardy’s death has left the entertainment industry and his fans around the world in a state of shock. Co-stars, colleagues, and everyone else who had worked with him throughout his long career have been expressing their grief on social media platforms by pouring out tributes for him.

“Peter was a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with,” stated Bridie Carter, who played Frank’s daughter on “McLeod’s Daughters.” “He brought so much to his role and was always willing to help out the younger actors on set. He will be sorely missed.”

For more than three decades, Hardy’s career was an absolute hit. He put in memorable performances in a number of movies and TV shows like “McLeod’s Daughters,” “Home and Away,” “All Saints” and “Blue Heelers.” Truly, he left his mark on the entertainment industry!

The entertainment industry has been rocked by the heartbreakingly sudden loss of Hardy, leaving behind his beloved wife, three remarkable daughters, and two beautiful grandchildren. Our hearts go out to them during this difficult time as they grapple with their immense grief.

As word of his passing reverberates throughout the world, fans of “McLeod’s Daughters” and the entertainment industry unite to honor a talented actor, immensely admired. His departure leaves us all with an unfillable void; however, we can take solace in knowing that his legacy will endure through his work and treasured memories forever.