Tom Long

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Tom Long
Born(1968-08-03)3 August 1968
Died4 January 2020(2020-01-04) (aged 51)
Years active1992–2012

Tom Long (3 August 1968 – 4 January 2020) was an American-born Australian actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Australian parents.[1] He was raised in Benalla, Victoria.[2]

Long is best known for his roles in the ABC hit SeaChange (1998–2000) and the Nine Network police drama Young Lions (2002). He also starred in the movies Two Hands (1999) and The Dish (2000). He retired from acting in July 2012.[3]

Long was diagnosed with multiple myeloma after collapsing on stage at the Sydney Opera House in July 2012.[4] On 4 January 2020, Long died of encephalitis caused by the disease at the age of 51.[5]

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  1. Aveyard, Karina; Moran, Albert; Vieth, Errol (2017). Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (2nd ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 159–160. ISBN 978-1-538-11127-7.
  2. "SeaChange". Sea Change website. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 June 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. Carmody, Broede (25 March 2019). "Australian actor Tom Long reveals he is living with incurable cancer". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. Bond, Nick (25 March 2019). "Tom Long: SeaChange star has 'months to live'". Archived from the original on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. "Australian actor Tom Long dies: report". The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 January 2020.

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