A HOME And Away star has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer which has spread to his bones and bloodstream.
Bruce Murray, who is suffering from oesophageal cancer, is a popular member of the Australian soap family.
He has been one of the main players on the show for years.
In his senior TV role, Bruce supervised the grip crews and assessed what equipment was needed while the Home And Away stars filmed on location.
A Go fund me The page was set up to raise money for the Australian television industry star while he undergoes treatment.
The wording on the charity page reads: “Recently our beloved, good friend Bruce Murray was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer, which unfortunately entered his bloodstream and formed multiple cancers on his bones – ribs, spine, collarbone, sacrum, and hips .
“Bruce will begin radiotherapy to the three most urgent bone areas – spine, ribs and hips – and will soon begin a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
“It will be a long journey, but we remain positive and know that our precious Brucey is strong.”
“If you would like to donate, please do – anything will help Bruce and his family on this journey and give them some comfort on the difficult roads ahead.”
Bruce’s kind-hearted friends and family have already surpassed the $10,000 fundraising goal – the current total is over $17,000.
Bruce’s website details his television work over the past two decades.
It says: “As leader of the Grip team, he has worked in a variety of locations, from the beach, underwater, on vehicles and boats, on buildings and on rock faces.”
Over the years he has purchased much of his grip and wrench equipment himself, cementing his role in the industry.
According to his LinkedIn page, he joined Home And Away in 1997 and has worked there for 26 years.
Away from the soap, Bruce is also known for his work in the camera and electrical departments on the television shows Double The Fist, Good News Week and All Saints.