The Neighbours actor’s former co-star David Clencie confirmed the news to the Herald Sun, saying: “I am so sad, rawly devastated to lose my mate.
“We had this incredible bond. We were mates to the very end.”
Darius also appeared in Home And Away and The Sullivans.
The Australian actor first appeared in the soap when it first aired in 1985 and played Scott for eight months before the show moved to Network Ten.
After the move, Jason was recast in the role.
Darius later returned to Erinsborough in 2013 and 2014, playing Marty Kranic.
Neighbours fans have taken to social media to remember the star, with one writing: “Genuinely sas to hear about the death of Darius Perkins. I actually preferred his version of Scott Robinson in Neighbours to Jason Donovan’s. Condolences to all who knew him.”
“Such sad news that #DariusPerkins the original #ScottRobinson has died after battling cancer,” another wrote. “#RIP #Neighbours thought with all that knew him.”
A third tweeted: “Deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Darius Perkins, who passed away after a long battle with cancer.”
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