The Australian actor Tom Long fought for several years against a strong illness, however, he lost his life at 51
Australian-born actor Tom Long died after a tireless fight against cancer, local Australian media reported.
The actor, who was diagnosed in 2012 with multiple myeloma disease, a type of cancer he faced for several years.
Tom Long who became known after his participation in “Sea Change” and “Young Lions” lost his life at 51 after suffering encephalitis, during his illness he underwent various medical treatments for seven years.
Tom’s mentality was always very positive because he felt really supported by the Australian people and our community, he added.
He also took the opportunity to thank the signs of love and concern to his partner.
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Anthony Hayes, partner, and friend of the actor dedicated a few words through social networks after the news of his departure.
Tom Long was one of the most beautiful human beings I’ve ever met. A rare soul, kind, funny, warm. Love for your family He was a giant human and a national treasure. I am very grateful for the memories, “said Hayes.
Long was born on August 3, 1968, in Boston, Massachusetts, when his Australian parents were visiting there at the time. On his return to Australia, he grew up on a farm near Benalla, Victoria. He worked as a jackaroo and shearer after attending the Geelong Grammar School, before traveling abroad, traveling to India, the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, and South Carolina.
After returning to Australia, Long successfully auditioned for a place at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1994.
After his diagnosis in 2012 on the disease of ” Multiple Myeloma “, an incurable blood cancer. He underwent chemotherapy and received bone marrow transplants to treat the disease.
In December 2018, Long received an updated forecast of 3 to 12 months of life. In March 2019, Long traveled to Seattle, Washington to undergo a medical trial, after which he was declared “cancer-free.” However, today the news of his death transcended at age 51.