Neighbors star Troy Beckwith who played hated 3990s villain

Neighbors star Troy Beckwith – who played hated '90s villain “Sicko Micko” Martin – dies aged 48: The actor disappeared from the limelight seven years ago and went missing

Neighbors star Troy Beckwith has died aged 48, his co-star has confirmed.

In a post shared on Facebook on Saturday, former Neighbors actress Kym Valentine shared the sad news.

“It pains me so much to have to say this.” “Our dear old friend Troy Beckwith has passed away,” Valentine wrote alongside a throwback photo of the couple.

“Another member of our TV family has gone far too soon.” At Troy’s request, there will be no funeral.

“Thank you for all the memories my cheeky buddy, and all my love for your friends and family,” she concluded.

Neighbors star Troy Beckwith has died aged 48, his co-star has confirmed. Troy is pictured on the left in recent years

Beckwith played Michael Martin in Neighbors between 1991 and 1998 (pictured)

Beckwith played Michael Martin in Neighbors between 1991 and 1998 (pictured)

Legendary casting director Jan Russ commented on Valentin's post with condolences.

'Oh no!!! “Dear Troy…This is so sad…beautiful boy,” she wrote.

Actor Brett Blewitt, who memorably played Brett Stark on the soap and recently returned to the revival, also had kind words.

“He was such a lovely person. Deeply thoughtful and sensitive. Cheeky and playful as soon as he comes out of his shell. Way too early. “I love you buddy,” he wrote.

Neighbors actress Lucinda Cowden commented with a series of broken heart emojis.

In a post shared on Facebook on Saturday, former Neighbors actress Kym Valentine shared the sad news, along with a throwback photo of the couple (pictured).

In a post shared on Facebook on Saturday, former Neighbors actress Kym Valentine shared the sad news, along with a throwback photo of the couple (pictured).

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“Another member of our TV family has gone far too soon.” “At Troy's request, there will be no funeral,” she wrote

Actor Brett Blewitt, who memorably played Brett Stark on the soap and recently returned to the revival, also had kind words

Actor Brett Blewitt, who memorably played Brett Stark on the soap and recently returned to the revival, also had kind words

Neighbors actress Lucinda Cowden commented with a series of broken heart emojis

Neighbors actress Lucinda Cowden commented with a series of broken heart emojis

Legendary casting director Jan Russ commented on Valentin's post with condolences

Legendary casting director Jan Russ commented on Valentin's post with condolences

Meanwhile, Troy's good friend Selina Laine Bonica added: “We lost a star and heaven gained one.” Troy, you were a pain in the ass to me, but I loved you very much. “I’m just glad you’re pain free.”

Ricky Fleming, who starred alongside Troy in the children's series “Pugwall” in the late 1980s, also paid tribute to the actor in an Instagram post this weekend, along with pictures of the couple together in the series.

“Glory to my brother from another mother.” “From birth we were together and connected in spirit, no one will ever know what adventures and joys we experienced as the mischievous two (tricky and roy) in this life,” he wrote.

“I can honestly say there was never a dull moment when we were together. May you be at peace and yet be the contagious joy of those who are in your presence now. “Troy Beckwith, I love you, buddy.”

Ricky Fleming, who starred alongside Troy in the late 1980s children's series Pugwall, also paid tribute to the actor in an Instagram post this weekend, along with pictures of the couple together in the series (pictured).

Ricky Fleming, who starred alongside Troy in the late 1980s children's series Pugwall, also paid tribute to the actor in an Instagram post this weekend, along with pictures of the couple together in the series (pictured).

“Glory to my brother from another mother.” “From birth we were together and connected in spirit, no one will ever know what adventures and joys we experienced as the mischievous two (tricky and roy) in this life,” he wrote

“Glory to my brother from another mother.” “From birth we were together and connected in spirit, no one will ever know what adventures and joys we experienced as the mischievous two (tricky and roy) in this life,” he wrote

“I can honestly say there was never a dull moment when we were together.  May you be at peace and yet be the contagious joy of those who are in your presence now,” he added

“I can honestly say there was never a dull moment when we were together. May you be at peace and yet be the contagious joy of those who are in your presence now,” he added

“Troy Beckwith, I love you buddy,” Ricky concluded in the moving post

“Troy Beckwith, I love you buddy,” Ricky concluded in the moving post

No cause of death has been given at this time and according to Valentine's post, Ricky will not be buried.

Beckwith played Michael Martin in Neighbors between 1991 and 1998 before taking on smaller roles in Blue Heelers and State Coroner.

He was known as one of Neighbors' most iconic villains and his character was named “Sicko Micko.”

The actor was also known for his role as Jeremy “Bazza” Bazlington in the popular children's series Pugwall between 1989 and 1991.

In 2017, his disappearance sparked fears in Melbourne.

In 2017, his disappearance sparked fears in Melbourne.  In recent years, Beckwith has been out of the limelight, living a quiet life in Victoria

In 2017, his disappearance sparked fears in Melbourne. In recent years, Beckwith has been out of the limelight, living a quiet life in Victoria

The alarm was raised after he was last seen in Cranbourne and did not answer his phone.

The former Australian soap star was at his home in the early hours of the morning but when his partner returned at 11am he was gone.

He drove away in a white 1999 Ford Falcon with license plate 1AJ5CQ, with police expressing concerns about his safety at the time.

In recent years, Beckwith has been out of the limelight, living a quiet life in Melbourne.

He was known as one of Neighbors' most iconic villains and his character was named

He was known as one of Neighbors' most iconic villains and his character was named “Sicko Micko.” Shown on the soap