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    Lighthorseman actor Jon Blake dies from pneumonia aged 52

    Lighthorseman actor Jon Blake dies from pneumonia aged 52 | Herald Sun

    ACTOR Jon Blake, permanently brain-damaged in a South Australian car accident while driving back from a movie set 25 years ago, has died.

    Blake succumbed to pneumonia on Sunday.

    Blake, 52, was touted as one of Australia's best acting talents before the accident, which left him totally incapacitated and confined to a bed.

    He later received a record compensation payout and remained in the care of his mother, Mascot Blake, before her death in 2007. His payout was partly calculated on his estimated earnings in Hollywood.

    New Zealand-born, Blake was once hailed as the "next Mel Gibson". He made his name in TV series The Restless Years and A Country Practice and also starred in 1985 mini-series ANZACS.

    He was driving back from the set of The Lighthorsemen near Port Augusta when he swerved to avoid an oncoming car and crashed into another car parked on the side of the road.

    Blake did not suffer serious external wounds in the accident but was permanently brain-damaged, requiring him to receive full-time care.

    His son Dustin Blake recently won a legal battle to take care of his father.

    Members of Blake's family have extended their thanks to all the carers, volunteers and nurses who have helped look after the actor over the past 25 years, Network Ten said yesterday.

    They say his funeral will be held later this week.
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    Sad story, I heard about it yesterday on the news. RIP
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