Australian musical theatre icon Michael Falzon has died at 48.
The Rock of Ages frontman died on Tuesday night after a prolonged fight with a rare form of germ cell cancer.
He had appeared in several Australian and international productions, including Hedwig and We Will Rock You.
Industry fans have expressed their sadness on social media.
Australian singer David Campbell said Falzon was a “vital member of this industry”.
We lost the great @michaelfalzon last night. A vital member of this industry. He was a leading man and producer. He loved the arts and he loved what we do. He had a smile that could light up a stage and the first ten rows. Sending my love to his wife Jane and his family. DC pic.twitter.com/N1oXrNTZeV
— David Campbell OAM (@DavidCampbell73) June 23, 2020
“He loved the arts and he loved what we do,” he tweeted.
“He had a smile that could light up a stage and the first ten rows.”
Performing arts publicist Ian Phipps said Falzon’s “beaming smile, huge talent and incredible positivity” will be missed by many.