Australian music stars deceased in Prostate cancer

Here are 2 famous musicians from Australia died in Prostate cancer:

Richard Franklin

Richard Franklin (July 15, 1948 Melbourne-July 11, 2007 Melbourne) also known as Richard Bruce or Richard Lacey was an Australian film director, writer, film producer, screenwriter and actor.

He started his career as an actor in the 1970s and later transitioned into directing and producing films. Franklin is best known for directing the horror movie "Psycho II" (1983), which was a critically acclaimed commercial success.

He also directed other films such as "Roadgames" (1981) and "Link" (1986). Franklin was known for his unique style of making suspenseful films and his work has influenced many young filmmakers.

In addition to his film work, Franklin also wrote books on film theory, including "The Movie That Matters" and "Blood and Buzzing Flies: Notes on the Making of Psycho II."

Throughout his career, Franklin received several awards and nominations for his work in the film industry, including an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Direction for his film "Bliss" (1985). He passed away in 2007.

Born as Richard Bruce Franklin, he later also used the pseudonym Richard Lacey. Franklin attended the University of Melbourne where he studied law before dropping out to pursue a career in filmmaking. He got his start working in the film industry in the early 1970s as a production assistant on the Australian classic "Ned Kelly" (1970) and as an actor in television shows such as "Bellbird" and "Matlock Police" before transitioning to directing and producing.

Franklin was also a passionate educator and taught film production and screenwriting at various universities throughout his career. He was a mentor to many young filmmakers, including fellow Australian filmmaker James Wan, who credited Franklin as an inspiration for his own career in horror filmmaking.

In addition to his film work, Franklin was also an accomplished stage director and directed productions for the Melbourne Theatre Company, including an acclaimed production of David Williamson's play "Travelling North."

Franklin's legacy continues to influence filmmakers today, particularly in the horror genre, and his films remain popular among fans of suspenseful cinema.

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Grant Tilly

Grant Tilly (December 12, 1937 Sydney-April 10, 2012 Wellington) a.k.a. Grant Leonard Ridgway Tilly or Grant Leonard Ridgway Tilly, MBE was an Australian actor, artist, tutor, illustrator, visual artist and screenwriter.

Throughout his career, Tilly appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He is best known for his roles as Tom in the television show "Gloss" and Dr. Adamson in the film "Smash Palace". Tilly began his acting career in the late 1960s and continued to act until his death in 2012.

In addition to his acting work, Tilly was also a talented artist and illustrator. He published several children's books and was known for creating illustrations for magazines, books, and advertisements. Tilly was also a tutor at the Wellington Polytechnic for many years, where he taught illustration and graphic design.

Tilly received the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1994 for his services to the performing arts in New Zealand. He was married to fellow actress Alison Quigan and they had two children together.

Tilly was born on December 12, 1937, in Sydney, Australia. He started his career as an actor in the late 1960s, landing his first film role in "Don't Let It Get You" (1966). He went on to appear in several other films, including the New Zealand cult classic "Utu" (1983) and Australian drama "The Last of the Knucklemen" (1979).

Tilly's television work also included roles in the Kiwi soap opera "Shortland Street" and the Australian drama series "Water Rats". He gained widespread recognition for his role as Tom in the New Zealand soap opera "Gloss", which aired from 1987 to 1990.

Aside from his extensive acting work, Tilly was also a talented artist and illustrator. He was a regular contributor to New Zealand magazines such as "Listener" and "New Zealand Woman's Weekly" and published several children's books. His illustrations were also used in advertising campaigns for major companies such as McDonald's and Toyota.

Tilly was a respected tutor and lecturer in graphic design and illustration at the Wellington Polytechnic, where he taught for many years. He was awarded the MBE in 1994 for his contribution to the performing arts in New Zealand.

Tilly was married to fellow actress Alison Quigan, and they had two children together, a son named Harry and a daughter named Sarah. He passed away on April 10, 2012, in Wellington, New Zealand, leaving behind a legacy as a versatile and talented actor, artist, and educator.

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