Actor Tom Alter passes away at 67 after long battle with skin cancer


Tom passed away Friday night at home with his family and close family members in attendance. The actor was suffering from squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer). For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The actor is survived by his wife Carol Evans Alter, son Jamie Alter and daughter Afshaan. Related
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An Indian actor of American descent, Tom Alter made his big screen debut in 1976 with a small role in Dharmendra-starrer Charas and later went on to work in films such as Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Gandhi, Kranti, Bose: The Forgotten Hero and Veer Zara. Besides films and television, Alter’s presence in theatre has been noteworthy. His son had informed in earlier interviews that his condition was a relapse of the same illness which had happened last year and unfortunately, for various reasons, it was not detected at that time and has come back. He was 67. Tom Alter was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September. The series, also starring Pankaj Kapoor, was the adaptation of British sitcom, Mind Your Language (1977). He played the lead role of celebrated poet Mirza Ghalib. Tom was also honoured with the Padma Shri in 2008 for his services to the field of arts and cinema. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday night, said manager Ismail Ansari. Tom Alter was also a part of other hit TV shows like Shaktiman and Captain Vyom, both extremely popular with kids. Related News
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Updated: September 30, 2017 11:55 am

Indian actor of American descent Tom Alter passes away. A memorial service will be held next week for Tom Alter at Malabar Hill. The actor was admitted to hospital earlier this month after reporting serious body ache. Alter’s last Bollywood film was director Imran Khan’s Sargoshiyan, which released earlier this year. In an official statement, Tom Alters’s son Jamie Alter said, “It is with sadness we announce the death of Tom Alter, actor, writer, director, Padma Shri, and our dear husband and father. His play, In Ghalib In Delhi, had many shows across the country.