SeaChange actor Tom Long, 50, dies after a heartbreaking seven-year battle with cancer – almost a year since he married the love of his life after being told he only had three months left to live
- The popular Australian actor Tom Long, 50, has lost his long battle with blood cancer
- Long collapsed on stage at the Sydney Opera House not long after his diagnosis
- It was reported that the beloved actor died early Sunday morning
Australian actor Tom Long died at the age of 50 after a long battle with a temporary blood cancer.
Best known for playing Angus in the ABC TV series SeaChange, he fought against multiple myeloma since 2012.
Lang collapsed on stage at the Sydney Opera House just a few months after being told that he had the disease.
Best known for playing Angus in the ABC TV series SeaChange, Long (pictured with his wife Rebecca Fleming) fought against multiple myeloma since 2012.
Long was one of Australia’s most loved local talents and played in films such as The Dish (shown with co-star Sam Neil), Two Hands
On Sunday morning The Curb reported the premature death of the actor.
“The great Tom Long has left us. One of the best actors that Australia has ever seen. My heart goes out to his family, “the report said.
He appeared in The Project in July to discuss his seven-year battle with multiple myeloma – a form of blood cancer – and to describe his long and traumatic treatment history after undergoing chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants and natural therapies.
He had only been given three months to live, was fragile, and thought about his grim circumstances.
Long (pictured with co-star David Wenham) became a household name after playing Angus Kabiri in the iconic Australian television series SeaChange
He said he had prepared for the worst.
“I am very aware that I can be taken away at any moment, but it is hope that I think. I’m going for hope, “he said.
He met his wife Rebecca Fleming after being diagnosed with the disease and made the decision in 2019 after being told in December 2018 that he only had three months to live.
The two met a friend of Mrs. Fleming who lived across the street from Long and she stood by his side throughout his fight.
The much-loved actor has appeared in various popular Australian films, including Two Hands, The Dish and The Book of Revelation.
The former name and star of SeaChange was on the verge of death when he lost his palliative care in Australia to travel to America for a groundbreaking clinical trial