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Neighbors paid tribute to late actress Joy Chambers-Grundy after her death by killing off her character in the series


Neighbors is set to pay tribute to late actress Joy Chambers-Grundy.

The favourite, who died last September aged 76, played Rosemary Daniels on the long-running soap for more than a decade.

Producers have announced that viewers can look forward to a story about the impact of Rosemary’s death on the residents of Ramsay Street.

Paul Robinson, played by Stefan Dennis, will break the sad news in this week’s episode of Saturday’s Herald Sun.

«With the sad passing of actress Joy Chmabers-Grundy, we felt it was only fitting that her character Rosemary Daniels also carry on into the series,» said Neighbors executive producer Jason Herbison.

Neighbors is set to pay tribute to late actress Joy Chambers-Grundy. The fan favorite, who died last September aged 76, played Rosemary Daniels on the long-running soap for more than a decade (pictured in 2010).

Joy, made her Neighbors debut in 1986 as Rosemary. The character left Ramsay Street for the US. She was last seen in the series in 2010.

«Stefan Dennis, who plays Paul, had the beautiful idea that this could be the reason why his character goes to New York, which we had already planned,» explained Herbison.

Logie winner Joy Chambers-Grundy died in her sleep aged 76 in September 2023.

Joy was the second wife of the late multi-millionaire TV mogul Reg Grundy, who created Neighbours. Grundy died aged 92 in 2016.

Producers have announced that viewers can look forward to a story about the impact Rosemary's departure has on the residents of Ramsay Street, the Herald Sun reported on Saturday.  Pictured: Joy in a scene from Neighbors

Producers have announced that viewers can look forward to a story about the impact Rosemary’s departure has on the residents of Ramsay Street, the Herald Sun reported on Saturday. Pictured: Joy in a scene from Neighbors

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Joy, made her Neighbors debut in 1986 as Rosemary.  The character left Ramsay Street for the US.  She was last seen on the show in 2010

Joy, made her Neighbors debut in 1986 as Rosemary. The character left Ramsay Street for the US. She was last seen on the show in 2010

She was born Carolyn Joy Chambers in Ipswich, Queensland, in 1947.

Joy, best known for her roles in several soap operas, played Rita in The Troubled Years, Dr. Robyn Porter in Young Doctors and Rosemary in Neighbours.

Joy has also been an «entrepreneur, poet, philanthropist, fine art collector and writer» and has written seven historical novels over the past two decades.

Her works include Mayfield, None But The Brave, Vale Valhalla, For Freedom, My Zulu Myself and The Great Deception.

«My life is in the entertainment industry,» she wrote on her website.

Joy was the second wife of the late multi-millionaire TV mogul Reg Grundy, who created Neighbours.  Grundy died aged 92 in 2016. Both pictured in 1994

Joy was the second wife of the late multi-millionaire TV mogul Reg Grundy, who created Neighbours. Grundy died aged 92 in 2016. Both pictured in 1994

“A skillfully written book can be read on many levels, but it should always entertain. . . I’m trying to do that.’

She has also been an international patron of the Ipswich Poetry Feast, an annual literary event held in her home town since 2003.

Joy met Grundy at an audition in the 1960s when she was 18 and the TV mogul was in his 40s.

At the time, Grundy was married to Patricia Powell – whom he married in 1954 – with whom he had a daughter, Kim.

Joy and Grundy married in 1971 after he divorced Powell, and the couple remained together until his death seven years ago, renewing their vows several times during their 45-year marriage.

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Grundy met Joy when she was a panelist on the game show I’ve Got a Secret.

They married four years later and she starred in several of her husband’s soap operas, for which she won two Logie Awards for Best Actress in 1969 and 1970.



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