Johnny Ruffo’s family have released details about his public memorial service to be held on Saturday.
A beaming photo of Johnny in a tuxedo was posted to Facebook on Monday, along with information about the memorial.
‘Memorial service: Balcatta Senior High School. November 25, Balcatta, Western Australia, 6021. 12:30pm,’ they wrote.
‘Strictly no cameras or filming.’
Many of Johnny’s followers were quick to express their sympathies upon hearing of his final goodbye.
‘Heaven has gained another angel’ one fan wrote while Ruffo’s Home and Away co-star Raechelle Banno posted a love heart emoji.
‘It is with a heavy heart that today we had to farewell our beloved Johnny,’ a statement read.
‘Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny went peacefully with the support of some incredible Nurses & Doctors.
Ruffo was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 after he went to hospital with painful migraines.
In August that year, he was rushed to surgery and had a 7cm brain tumour surgically removed from his frontal lobe, before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Ruffo went into remission months after his initial diagnosis in 2017, but revealed in November 2020 the disease had returned.
In August 2022, he confirmed his brain cancer diagnosis was terminal and said he feared how his girlfriend Tahnee would cope once he is gone.
Ruffo marked another year of undergoing chemotherapy in December 2022, and revealed he was looking forward to having a break and spending time with family over Christmas.
Born in the Perth suburb of Balcatta, Ruffo’s showbusiness career began when he successfully auditioned for the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011, and he later starred in Home and Away.