“Spartacus” actor Francis ‘Frankie’ Mossman dies at 33
Actor Francis Mossman from New Zealand, 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.”
No cause of death has been confirmed. Mossman’s family said in a statement to the Daily Mail Australia, 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.”