“With heavy hearts and much sadness, we learned of Francis’ passing last Saturday 14th August in Sydney, Australia.
“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.”
It ended: “His smile and energetic presence will be sorely missed by those lucky enough to have known him.”
At time of writing, the GoFundMe had raised $15,201 out of their $15,000 goal.