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For years he battled cancer with only a handful of people knowing about it.

James Alexander was diagnosed with back and neck cancer in 2019 and decided to keep quiet about it until he felt the time was right to share his story. That time never came as the actor passed away before he could share his courageous battle with the world.

His wife and fellow actress, Anel, shared the heart-breaking news through her social media accounts.

“To say my heart is broken would not do justice to the 22 years we spent together. I can not imagine having to do life without you by my side. You were my first love, my best friend, my work buddy, my travel buddy, there’s-something-in-your-teeth-buddy.”

She reflected on his cancer battle by saying “I have never witnessed anybody endure the amount of physical pain and losses and disappointment you have had to over the last five years and do it with such grace and integrity, whilst all the time fiercely believing and surrendering to God’s plan”.

The 45-year-old was a familiar face on Binnelanders and The Wild, and during his acting career, he shared the screen with famous actors like Keanu Reeves, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe.

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