Tom Long Bio
Tom Long was an American-born Australian film and television actor. Best-known for playing court official and keen surfer Angus in ABC TV’s SeaChange, he was last seen in a professional capacity in 2012. In July that year, he collapsed on stage while performing in the historical play Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country at the Sydney Opera House.
Australian actor Tom Long, who worked on the famous series SeaChange in the late ’90s, is reportedly dead after a long battle with cancer.
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
— The Curb (@TheCurbAU) January 4, 2020
Tom Long Early Life
He was born on 3 August 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. His Australian parents were visiting America at the time. On their return to Australia, Tom grew up on a farm near Benalla, Victoria. He worked as a jackaroo and shearer after high school, before heading overseas.
After returning to Australia, Long graduated in 1994, successfully auditioning at the National Institute of Dramatic Art(NIDA).
Tom was a court official and famous for playing deep surfer Angus on ABC TV’s SeaChange, he was last seen in 2012 with professionalism. In July of that same year, he fell on stage performing in the historical drama of Coranderrk.
Long has appeared in several Australian television series, most notably ABC hit SeaChange (1998–2000) and the nine-network police drama Young Lions (2002). He appeared in Australian films Two Hands (1999) and The Dish (2000). Long played Brenden Abbott in the 2003 movie The Postcard robber and appeared in the movie The Book of Revelation.
Long stopped acting after falling to the stage during a performance of the Coranderrk drama: We will be showing the country at the Sydney Opera House in July 2012.
Tom married Rebecca Fleming in February 2019.
Cause of Death
The performer, aged 50, 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 with just 17 other participant
Long traveled to the United States for a medical examination, which found that his T cells were cut and genetically modified to attack his cancer cells.
Long died of multiple myeloma at the age of 51 On 4 January 2020.