Former Shortland Street actor Francis 'Frankie' Mossman dies, aged 33

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New Zealand-born actor Francis 'Frankie' Mossman, 33, has died.

Based in Sydney, Mossman is known for starring in Shortland Street in the mid-2000s and LGBTQ+ series The Horizon.

It is understood he died suddenly on Saturday. 

Daily Mail UK and several LGBTQ+ platforms, including Queer Screen, broke news of his death. 

An Instagram post on his account two days ago said: "Who knew this boy would endure so much pain."

A number of friends and followers have reacted to the news.

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Australian dancer and entrepreneur, Peter Oxford, commented: "I am so sorry to hear you have left us. I was only talking to you this week about going back to NZ."

"Just so so sad to hear the news. Strangely you have been in my thoughts these past 3 days. Fly High," Colin Mathura-Jeffree said.

"Queer Screen was saddened to hear of the passing of actor, Frankie Mossman," it said in a Facebook post.

"Frankie was a great friend of Queer Screen, starring in our MGFF16 trailer and was always an enthusiastic audience member at our festivals. Our sincere condolences to all his friends and family. May he Rest In Peace."