Vale: Tom Long
Actor Tom Long, best known for The Dish and Seachange, has died.
Actor Tom Long, best known for The Dish and Seachange, has died aged 50.
The great Tom Long has left us. One of the finest actors Australia has ever been lucky to see. My heart goes out to his family. pic.twitter.com/MLkmnN7lCk
— Andrew F – Valerie Taylor Doco In Cinemas Now (@TheCurbAU) January 4, 2020
Long was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012, and in March last year flew to the United States with his family to take part in a medical trial.
Last March he told The Project “My chances elsewhere are not that good, so I don’t really have a choice.
“I’m very aware that I could be taken any time. But it’s the hope, I think. I go for hope.”
By July he was in remission, saying, “I was a man with no hope really, not much, very limited and now I can reframe and repurpose my life and it doesn’t have to be about cancer, I can go and focus on what I want to do.”
His other credits included East of Everything, Woodley, Murder in the Outback, Two Twisted, The Young Lions, GP, Heroes’ Mountain, Two Hands, Strange Planet and Risk.