Home and Away's Sarah Roberts shares heartbreaking tribute: 'Tears'

Former Home and Away star Sarah Roberts has shared a bittersweet tribute to her late brother Karl De Abrew.

Karl passed away three years ago in 2019 after battling brain cancer for 15 years. Just three months before he died, he was able to walk Sarah down the aisle when she married James Stewart in Ireland.

Home and Away star Sarah Roberts smiles at the camera
Home and Away star Sarah Roberts shared an emotional tribute on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/__sarahroberts__

Alongside a sweet video of the siblings together, ranging from childhood to Sarah’s wedding, she wrote a heart-wrenching caption.

“Three years without you today and the beauty of a memory is that you’re always here. Like a picture in my pocket, I can take you anywhere,” she began.

“When my heart is heavy and my eyes are filled with tears I can focus on the memory and travel through the years. My heart can visit happy times when laughter filled the air and your presence lessens my despair.

“As I travel on in life I take comfort as I go in a lifetime of ‘sweet memories’ of you who loved me so,” she finished.


Her celebrity friends sent their condolences to the star, with Home and Away star Zoe Ventoura liking the post.

“Sending you lots of love today,” wrote Ada Nicodemou, who plays Leah on the soap.

“Warmth and a prayer flying his way, and yours,” added Neighbours star Mahesh Jadu.

“So beautiful Sarah, thinking of you today,” actress Mallory Jansen wrote.

“Sending you the biggest HUG and so much love Sar. Can’t wait to give you it in real life real soon. Love you,” former Home and Away star and makeup artist Laura Vazquez added.

Two selfies of Sarah Roberts with her older brother
Sarah had a close relationship with her older brother. Photo: Instagram/__sarahroberts__

Sarah’s fans also commented on the post in support of the actress.

“This made [me] cry. I’m so sorry darling,” one wrote.

“I know the pain of losing a much-loved brother, it’s one of the worst pains in the world, sending you lots of love and hugs always,” another commented.

“Sending hugs. I lost my beautiful younger brother 14 months ago. Memories are wonderful always in our hearts,” a third added.

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