Actor Jon Blake dies from pneumonia, aged 52
The Australian actor, who was best known for his roles in The Slim Dusty Movie, Anzacs, The Restless Years and A Country Practice, died of complications from pneumonia.
Blake was dubbed "the next Mel Gibson" after starring in The Lighthorsemen but his career ended after he had a serious car accident on the last day of filming in 1986. He was left with permanent brain damage.
The star went through various court cases and was eventually awarded $7.7 million (£5 million) in compensation for his care.
According to The ABC, Blake's funeral will be held later this week.
Just over a week ago, fellow Aussie actor Bill Hunter passed away after a battle with "inoperable" cancer. Stars including Mick Molloy, Paul Kelly and Rod Mullinar paid their respects in a memorial service in Melbourne.
The 71-year-old was famous for starring in movies such as Strictly Ballroom, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert and Muriel's Wedding.
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