Neighbours star discusses tragic death story for first time

They got quite the exit storyline.

Neighbours spoilers follow.

Some devastating scenes are about to air in Neighbours when young Hendrix Greyson dies following his lung transplant operation.

It is a cruel blow for the teen who has only just got married to the love of his life, Mackenzie. Ahead of the storyline’s sad conclusion, Ben Turland has been chatting about what it was like to film the shocking story.

“While it was very full-on, it really tested my acting skills, and I loved the whole process,” Ben said while speaking in the latest issue of Inside Soap.

And it sounds like his death episode will tear out the heartstrings rather than simply pull on them, with Ben explaining how Hendrix’s final moments will play out.

“It was a really intense scene with Mackenzie and the Kennedys having to say goodbye to him and letting him know that it was fine for him to let go,” he said.

The heartbreaking scenes are set to air next week and will bring a close to Ben’s three years on the show. The once-rebellious teen made a surprise arrival on his dad’s doorstep before being thrust into many memorable storylines.

While the character was initially paired up with Harlow, his relationship with Mackenzie captured the hearts of fans and the pair were married this week on UK screens.

Looking back on his time on Neighbours, Ben said that he loved the “change from a pretty selfish young guy to really appreciating the people around him”, adding: “When he knows he’s dying, he also knows how loved he is.”

Hendrix is one of several characters to exit the Ramsay Street soap ahead of its final episode. Kyle, Roxy, Sheila, and Ned have all left in 2022 already, while Harlow is set to leave very soon as well.

The departures do clear the way for a wave of returning characters that include Harold Bishop, Scott Robinson, Charlene Mitchell, Mike Young, and Shane Ramsay to name a mere few – and more exciting returnees yet to be revealed are on the way too.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.