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Home and Away

The Home And Away cast are paying tribute to co-star Tim Franklin following his shock exit, and we recommend you grab tissues

''To say I love him like a brother is an understatement.''

By Maddison Hockey
It's the moment Home And Away fans have long suspected was coming; Tim Franklin said goodbye to his beloved Summer Bay character, Colby.
The past months, even year, of tumultuous storylines - being exposed by Detective Angelo, being betrayed by Willow, who was revealed as Witness X, and fighting for his life in prison – had all been leading to this.
It still doesn't make it any less easy to farewell the fave.
Don't go! (Channel Seven)
We're not the only ones struggling with the idea that Colby won't be on our screens anymore.
While they have had longer to adjust to life without Tim on set, they're sharing tributes to their co-star today in the wake of his on-screen departure.
And it's giving us all the feels.
Of course, the official Home And Away page were first to share a nostalgic video of Colby's most iconic moments and Tim saying goodbye to his character.

Meanwhile fellow River Boy and Summer Bay bestie Dean aka Patrick O'Connor shared multitudes of behind-the-scenes photos and a heartfelt goodbye that will genuinely bring a tear to your eye.
"Tim's going to burn me for putting these photos up, so hopefully he sees the love before the fury," he began.
"As we all know he left our screens last night and so ended the journey of Colby Thorne.
"Tim and I auditioned for Colby and Dean and when we got the parts we made a pact to make sure we gave it a red hot crack.
This snap is a personal fave of ours. (Instagram)
"I didn't know him that well before Home and Away but now, to say I love him like a brother is an understatement.
"We went through so many rides together over the 3 years, shootings, weddings, detoxing and investigations. He is by far one of the best actors I have ever worked with and I'll only ever say this once, but I miss his hugs and his constant need for affection.
"He nailed this role and no one else could've done what he did. He's a beautiful man!"
Seriously, we're not crying, you are.

Georgie Parker, who plays Roo on the show, also shared a sweet message for Tim's final scenes.
Alongside snaps with Paddy, Georgie wrote: "Even though we farewelled Colby last night it isn't the end of a bromance, don't you worry. We love you Timbo."

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