Maxine Klibingaitis dead: Former Neighbours star dies 'suddenly and unexpectedly' aged 58 | The Sun

ACTRESS Maxine Klibingaitis best known for her role in Neighbours died "suddenly and unexpectedly" aged 58.

The tragic news of her death was announced by the Prisoner fan club Partners in Crime on Facebook.

The group said in a post: "Maxine Klibingatis 1964 – 2023.

"We regrettably announce that actress Maxine Klibingaitis has passed away today.

"Maxine played the much-loved character of Bobbie Mitchell in Prisoner, Terri Inglis in Neighbours and many other roles in Australian TV.

"Maxine was only 58. We send our sincere condolences to her son, Zane and Maxine’s family & friends. RIP Maxine."

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The fan club said in a comment that her death "was very sudden and unexpected." 

It later clarified that the post is "not a hoax" and that the actress's death had been confirmed by a close friend.

It said: "Just to clarify for those inboxing me/us, the sad news is NOT a hoax.

"A very close friend of Maxine’s called me late today and asked me to post the sad news so that Maxine’s fans would know.

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"Maxine had many fans. Regards, Maria."

The Australian actress played the role of apprentice plumber Terry Inglis on the long-running soap Neighbours in 1985 and portrayed rebellious Bobbie Mitchell on Prisoner between 1983 to 1985.

Klibingaitis also worked in a number of Aussie TV series during the 90s and early 00s, including Home, Special Squad, Fields of Fire, The Flying Doctors, Home & Away, and All Together Now.

She won the MUFF award for Best Supporting Female Actor in 2007 for her role in the film Moonlight & Magic.

Her last public appearance was at the Prisoner 40th Reunion event in Melbourne in 2019.

Her last role was in a project called The House Cleaner in 2013.

Klibingaitis was married to TV director Andrew Friedman.

The actress is survived by her son Zane, TV Tonight reports.

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