Francis ‘Frankie’ Mossman was described by brothers as an “energetic force” as they tragically confirmed his death
Francis ‘Frankie’ Mossman has died at the age of 33 his brothers have confirmed.
The actor best known for his roles in Spartacus and The Horizon passed away in Sydney, Australia, on August 14. No cause of death has been disclosed as of yet.
The New Zealand star’s brothers, Laurence and Jeremy Mossman, described Francis as an “energetic force” and have set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise funds to transport his body back to New Zealand for a funeral.
They described how their mother’s final wish is to see her son one last time before he is laid to rest.
Their post read: “With heavy hearts and much sadness, we learned of Francis’ passing last Saturday 14th August in Sydney, Australia.
Actor Francis Mossman’s death has been confirmed by his brothers
“Francis was an energetic force and much-loved brother and son. He was a well-respected member of the acting community and found a supportive and endearing family community in Sydney.
“His smile and energetic presence will be sorely missed by those lucky enough to have known him.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail Australia, his family said in a statement that he “had been struggling with the resurfacing of old scars and trauma from high school, which he acknowledged in his last [ Instagram ] post to the world was a pain he had endured from a young age.”
His last post on the social media platform showed a photo of him as a youngster alongside the caption: “Who knew this boy would endure so much pain.”
His family continued to say he had the “most generous loving heart that lit up wherever he went” before he will always be “loved dearly and equally missed”.
Francis’ acting career began on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street before he featured on The Amazing Extraordinary Friends in 2008.
The family of Sydney-based Francis Mossman want to hold his funeral in New Zealand (
In 2009 he appeared on The Richmond Family Massacre. He went on to appear as Vitus on Spartacus and starred on the Australian web series The Horizon between 2013 to 2017.
He had recently been studying towards a postgraduate degree in counselling to “help others who were suffering mental ill-health”.
He is survived by his long-time partner Lachlan, his mother May, his father Reginald, and his brothers Jeremy and Laurence.