Remembering Johnny Ruffo: Former Home and Away Actor and X Factor Star Passes Away at 35

In a somber announcement on Friday, the entertainment world bid farewell to Johnny Ruffo,

the former Home and Away actor and notable X Factor contestant, who passed away at the age of 35.

Ruffo, who first gained prominence as a contestant on the musical reality show The X Factor, 

had been battling brain cancer since 2017.

Diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago, Ruffo underwent surgery to remove a tumor,

but unfortunately, the cancer reemerged in 2020. Last August, 

he publicly shared the heartbreaking news that his condition was terminal.