The New Zealand-born actor Francis Mossman, who portrayed Vitus in the US television series Spartacus: Vengeance, has died.
He was 33-year-old.
Mossman died at his home in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, his family wrote in a GoFundMe campaign to cover his funeral costs. The family is hoping to transport his body back to New Zealand to be buried.
In a statement, Mossman’s agent wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Francis Mossman. Francis has been part of the KR Actors whānau for many years and was well-loved in the industry and by his peers.” “Whānau” is a Maori word that translates to “extended family”.
The message added: “Always a ray of light and a well of positivity and fun, Francis will be greatly missed. Our hearts reach out to Francis and his family during this unimaginably difficult time.”