Tom Alter Passes Away At 67

Famous Bollywood actor, Tom Alter, is no more with us. He passed away early this morning. The actor was suffering from skin cancer since a long time...

The renowned theatre artiste and film personality Tom Alter (Thomas Beach Alter) succumbed to prolonged illness due to skin cancer and breathed his last at 2 am on Sep 30. He was 67.

"Tom was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday night," informed his manager, Ismail Ansari.

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Tom Alter At A Book Reading Session

A statement released on behalf of his family read: "It is with sadness we announce the death of Tom Alter, actor, writer, director, Padma Shri, and our dear husband and father. Tom passed away Friday night at home with his family and close family members in attendance. We ask for their privacy to be respected at this time."

He made his debut on the silver screen with Charas in 1976 and essayed many roles in over 300 films. Apart from movies, he was also a part of many television shows; he was last seen in STAR Plus' Rishton Ka Chakravyuh in 2017. Alter has written three books, one non-fiction and two fiction, and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian government in recognition for his services to the field of arts and cinema.

May his soul rest in peace.

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