Home and Away star Ben Unwin has died aged 41, New South Wales police have confirmed. 

According to reports, the actor's body was discovered last week on 14 August. The cause of death is currently unknown. 

"Police attended Minyon Falls, Whian Whian, responding to a concern for welfare," the NSW police statement read. 

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"The body of a 41-year-old man was located. The death has not been treated as suspicious."

Unwin played Jesse McGregor on Home and Away from 1996-2000 and then 2002-2005. In 1997 he was nominated for a British National Television award for his "outstanding performance as a newcomer" to the industry. 

After leaving the popular TV soap he reportedly studied law and worked as a solicitor. 

His former co-star Ada Nicodemou paid tribute to Unwin in a statement to Yahoo News, commenting: "I just woke up to the tragic news of Ben's passing, my heart goes out to his family."

Her character Leah Patterson-Baker had a brief romance with Unwin's character on the show. 

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