Johnny Ruffo's final kind act: Home and Away star's last performance in ... trends now

Johnny Ruffo's final kind act: Home and Away star's last performance in ... trends now
Johnny Ruffo's final kind act: Home and Away star's last performance in ... trends now

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Heartbreaking footage of Johnny Ruffo performing in a Christmas charity campaign has surfaced weeks after his death aged 35. 

The X Factor finalist, who died from terminal brain cancer in November, recently performed in Amazon Australia's Christmas music video campaign to help raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation. 

A "clip of the performance shows the late Home and Away star performing a rendition of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) on the xylophone, alongside singer Budjerah and seven sick Starlight kids. 

According to The Daily Telegraph, the video was meant to be released on November 14 - days after Ruffo's death - but it was pulled due to the tragedy.

However, Ruffo's family and partner Tahnee Sims have since given permission for the video to be released. 

'Being part of this campaign for so many years, you would think I wouldn't be surprised by what these kids can do but they continue to surprise me with their creativity,' Ruffo had said, according to the publication.

'I was particularly excited to see the kids in action in the music video as being a singer myself, it was so incredible to see the joy it brought them.'

Amazon Australia pledged to donate $1 from every view of the video up to $100,000 to the charity for seriously ill children.

Heartbreaking footage of Johnny Ruffo performing in a Christmas charity campaign has surfaced weeks after his death aged 35. Ruffo pictured far right

Heartbreaking footage of Johnny Ruffo performing in a Christmas charity campaign has surfaced weeks after his death aged 35. Ruffo pictured far right

The X Factor finalist, who died from terminal brain cancer in November, recently performed in Amazon Australia's Christmas music video campaign to help raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation

 The X Factor finalist, who died from terminal brain cancer in November, recently performed in Amazon Australia's Christmas music video campaign to help raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation

Ruffo's family took to his personal Instagram on Monday to announce a memorial service for the Home and Away star will be held in Perth on November 25

Ruffo died on November 10 at a Sydney hospital, and the heartbreaking news was announced on his Instagram page

Ruffo died on November 10 at a Sydney hospital, and the heartbreaking news was announced on his Instagram page. 

'It is with a heavy heart that today we had to farewell our beloved Johnny,' a statement read.

'Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny went peacefully with the support of some incredible nurses & doctors.'

The actor died peacefully with his family and beloved partner Tahnee Sims (left) by his side

The actor died peacefully with his family and beloved partner Tahnee Sims (left) by his side

'He was a very talented, charming and sometimes cheeky boy. Johnny was very determined and had a strong will. He battled all the way to the end and fought as hard as he could. Such a beautiful soul with so much more to give. 

'We all love you Johnny and will remember you for all the joy you brought to our lives.

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