Thomas Beach Alter (Tom Alter) was an Indian actor of American descent who appeared in over 300 films. He is best known for his work in Hindi cinema-Â Shatranj Ke Khilari, JunoonÂ andÂ Kranti, and the Indian theatre. In 2008, he was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India. Previously we reported you that Tom Alter was suffering from 4th stage Skin cancer. A piece of shocking news just came in stating that legendary actor Tom Alter breathed his last at his residence last night.
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Statement released on behalf of his family read. as: “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.”
Earlier this month, Tom’s son Jamie told news portal about the cancer he was treated for last year had returned. “It is what is called a squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer). It is a relapse of the same thing which had happened last year and unfortunately, for various reasons, it was not detected at that time and has come back.”
Many Bollywood celebrities took it to the Twitter r and expressed their sorrow and prayed for Tom.
RIP Tom Alter…have the fondest childhood memories of seeing him on zabaan sambhal ke… https://t.co/Cvb1zq2OuP
— arjunk26 (@arjunk26) September 30, 2017
RIP. My friend and colleague Tom Alter. Bless you! pic.twitter.com/7JSWK0Qbww
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 30, 2017
Farewell Tom. Thespian, sportsperson, above all, a warm, ethical human being. They don't make them like #TomAlter anymore.
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) September 30, 2017
We mourn the untimely death of a legend who was more than just an actor. #TomAlter's presence in the world will truly be missed. Rest in peace..
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) September 30, 2017
A lovely actor and a compassionate man dear Tom Alter, your forever smiling face will be missed my friend! Prayers for your soul.. RIP…
— PrakashJhaFilms (@prakashjha27) September 30, 2017
Even President and Prime Minister of India expressed their sorrow!
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Sad to hear of demise of veteran actor Tom Alter. He will be remembered by film lovers. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 30, 2017
PM expressed grief on the demise of Shri Tom Alter and recalled his contribution to the film world and theatre. He extended condolences to the family & admirers of Shri Tom Alter.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 30, 2017