Neighbours legend Guy Pearce heartbroken as mum dies after battle with Alzheimer’s

Neighbours legend Guy Pearce has revealed the devastating news that his mum has died.

The TV and film star shared a loving tribute as he sadly announced his mother Anne Cocking passed way following a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Sharing images of him, his sister Tracy and their "fierce and witty" mother on X, formerly known as Twitter, Guy, 55, wrote: "Lost my beautiful Mum today.

"Kicked the bucket’ as she would say. What a sharp, fierce & witty woman Anne was, until Alzheimer’s struck in 2010.

"It’s been a long & winding road. A fitting song 4 ur departure Mum. Tracy & I will miss u enormously. We’ll always love u XX."

Guy also shared a beautiful black-and-white picture of his late mum when she was younger, as well as a picture from her wedding day.

Fans sent their messages of condolences to Guy as one person said: "I'm so so sorry to hear this, my mother passed recently too. May you find strength and peace Guy."

Another wrote: "So sorry for your loss, Guy. Sending you all the best."

A third follower commented: "sorry to hear that guy i know what its like loosing a mum but the beautiful memories never die."

Guy has had a successful career in Hollywood but got his start on Australian soap Neighbours as Mike Young, best friend of Jason Donovan’s Scott Robinson and Kylie Minogue’s Charlene Mitchell, before leaving in 1989.

After exiting the soap, he landed roles in big budget films such as LA Confidential, The Time Machine and Christopher Nolan’s Memento.

However, the much-anticipated reboot of Neighbours hints at troubled waters for Guy's character Mike after he reconciles with Jane Harris, played by Annie Jones.

Guy, who reprised his role for the show’s “final” episodes on Channel 5 last July in moving scenes that saw him reunite with his former flame, has returned to Ramsay Street for the revival of Neighbours on Amazon Freevee, which debuts on September 18.

However, a new official trailer released for the reboot suggests an unfavourable storyline for the fan favourite.

Jane is seen telling Mike in the woods: “I have been keeping something from you.”

The soap, which has followed the lives of those living and working in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough since 1985, was dropped by Channel 5 after failing to secure new funding, but its return was revealed late last year with a social media clip featuring some of the show’s most recognisable characters being told the news.

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