Tom Alter who is a well-known theatre artist and a film personality lost his soul he was battling against stage four skin cancer in Mumbai. Tom Alter survived with his wife Carol, son Jamie and daughter Afshaan. “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,” the statement read.
Veteran Tom Alter was born in an American family in Mussoorie and completed his studies at Woodstock School and Yale University. He also bagged a gold medal in Pune's Film and Television Institute, Alter debuted in Bollywood with director Ramanand Sagar’s Charas in 1976. Later, he went on to work in films like Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi and Manoj Kumar’s Kranti.
The actor was famously known for playing the gangster Keshav Kalsi in the hit soap opera ‘Junoon’, which ran for a record five years during the 1990s.His other popular television stints included Bharat Ek Khoj, Zabaan Sambhalke, and Betaal Pachisi.
The actor's sudden death leaves everybody in a shock Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur shared her condolences on Twitter: “Waking up to some tragic news about the passing away of Mr. Tom Alter. A one of a kind, grace personified, a thorough gentleman. #RIPTomAlter”.