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'All Saints' actor takes his own life
from DigitalSpy

Australian actor Mark Priestley has committed suicide following a battle with depression.

The 32-year-old, best known for his role as Dan Goldman on All Saints, checked into Sydney's Swissotel before jumping from one of the building's windows yesterday afternoon.

Filming for All Saints was suspended as news of the tragedy reached the show's cast and crew.

A spokeswoman confirmed: "They were devastated so we closed the set immediately as people were trying to come to terms with the tragedy. We'll endeavour to get back to filming tomorrow."

A representative for Channel 7, which screens All Saints, added: "Mark Priestley was a tremendous young person - loved and respected by his fellow All Saints cast members and crew."

Swissotel marketing manager Georgina Williams confirmed that hotel staff are assisting police with their investigations.

She said: "It's terribly sad. I am a fan of the show myself."

Priestley joined All Saints in 2004 and quickly established himself as one of the show's most popular actors. Just one day before he took his own life, the programme's ratings were boosted as his character finally tied the knot with Erica Templeton, played by Jolene Anderson. 

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