AUSTRALIAN TV presenter Erin Jayne Plummer has died “suddenly” at the age of 42.
The star – best known for hosting talk show Studio 10 – has been described as a “gorgeous human inside and out” by heartbroken colleagues following her death over the weekend.
Erin’s cause of death has not been revealed.
She leaves behind her husband and three young daughters.
Confirming the star’s death, Erin’s devastated colleague Sarah Harris hailed her a “gold medal mum” in an emotional tribute.
She told viewers: “We’ve got some really sad news to share this morning.
“Over the weekend, Studio 10 lost a little bit of sparkle with our friend and advertorial host Erin Jayne passing away suddenly.
“For two decades, Erin Jayne has been a friendly and familiar face on Australian television, for a lot of that she’s been brightening up our mornings with her bubbly personality and megawatt smile.
“Erin was just a gorgeous human inside and out and if it wasn’t for TV, Erin Jayne perhaps might have had a sporting career.
“She represented Australia in synchronised swimming and even surf life-saving.
“There is no question Erin Jayne was a high achiever and certainly a gold medal mum to her three young girls.
“We’ll miss your sunshine around the studio Erin Jayne, and all of us here are sending lots of love and strength to her family.”
Erin shot to fame after she was cast in a tourism campaign aired on NBC in the US after being scouted at Sydney’s Manly Beach.
She went on to deliver advertorial content on Aussie TV for more than two decades – working at MTV, The Morning Show and Totally Active TV.
Erin was also one of the faces of Aerobics Oz Style for six years – which has more than 40 million viewers around the world at its peak.
An accomplished athlete, Erin represented Australia in surf life-saving and synchronised swimming – winning 11 national titles.