Courtesy : The Australian
Actor Tom Long from Australia, who was best known for his roles in films like SeaChange and The Dish has passed away at the age of 51 years old.
A story in The Sydney Morning Herald states that the actor collapsed on stage in 2012 and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He subsequently underwent extensive treatment to battle aggressive cancer, including a trip to the United States for an experiential medical trial. The outlet says that Long died from encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
In a statement given to the Herald, Long's wife Rebecca Fleming said he was "really at peace and in his home" when he died. "Gratitude is our way of getting through this," she said to the news outlet. "Gratitude for all these amazing experiences with people who have cared for Tom and the lessons we've learnt along the way. Tom's mindset was always really positive because he felt really supported ... by the Australian people and our community."
Alongside his wife, Fleming, the actor is survived by his son Ariel, from a previous relationship.