New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood and theatre personality Tom Alter lost his battle to the deadly 'c' word last night at his residence in Mumbai. The thespian was diagnosed with skin cancer last year was treated for the same but earlier this month he suffered a relapse and was admitted in Saifee hospital.
He was at stage four of skin cancer. All of 67, Alter was honoured with a Padma Shri by the government in 2008. His sudden demise has left the entire film, television and theatre fraternity at a complete loss which can never be filled-in.
Alter's mortal remains were brought to Worli crematorium where the last rites were performed on September 30 afternoon in the presence of his family and close friends.
Mumbai: Veteran actor Tom Alter's mortal remains brought to Worli Crematorium for last rites pic.twitter.com/piWRheiqfF
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IANS quoted actor's manager Ismail Ansari as saying, “The cremation was done in Worli. His close family members were present. Raza Murad and some directors from the industry were also present.”
His family has asked for "their privacy to be respected at this time".
"Cremation was done today. There is no set pattern for our family (referring to cremation and burial). Dad wanted to be cremated," Alter's son Jamie told PTI.
He further said that the memorial service will be held either on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Alter had an illustrious film, television and theatre career spanning almost four decades.
(With agency inputs)