Shortland Street pulled out a big surprise tonight with the sudden death of long standing character Nurse Toni Warner, played by Laura Hill. Toni appeared on the show in 2001 and married Chris Warner, played by Michael Galvin, in 2004.
Laura took an extended break from filming last year but returned to play Toni in December. Toni lost a kidney in the dramatic season cliffhanger and tonight died from kidney failure after contracting the norovirus.
We wish Laura Hill all the best in her acting future!