He was a great actor, remembered by me especially as the surfer boi in in the mega successful ABC TV show Seachange. He was handsome, a bit boyish and somewhat laconic.
Former industrial lawyer Ana Kokkinos directed the very gay movie Head On, aka Loaded. She has many skins under her belt now, and in 2006 she directed the movie The Book of Revelation, where the actor Tom Long was abducted by three women, raped and sexually abused by them over a couple of days. I found this a little exciting, so of course I skimmed through the quite heavy movie for the good bits. It was a intense movie and probably one best seen in a cinema, just once.
But Tom Long (I used to call him Long Tom as he was not behind the door when equipment was handed out, like I change the name of Hugh Jackman to Huge Ackman) was very nice looking and a good actor and his eminent premature death is not welcome at all. Go well dear Tom.