Known for starring in television shows like 'Bharat Ek Khoj', 'Zabaan Sambhalke' and 'Betaal Pachisi', Tom Alter was an American-origin actor settled in India and was recognised with the Padma Shri in 2008.
Many B-town celebs took to Twitter to express their grief:
Anil Kapoor: An all rounder is what he was, with a heart of gold. Back in the day, I even studied acting under him. You will be missed dearly #TomAlter
Rishi Kapoor: RIP. My friend and colleague Tom Alter. Bless you!
Arjun Kapoor: RIP Tom Alter...have the fondest childhood memories of seeing him on zabaan sambhal ke...
Mahesh Bhatt: Goodbye to you my trusted friend! ??????! Actor Tom Alter, a Padma Shri awardee, dies of cancer at 67
Reteish Deshmukh: I had the privilege of working with him in Bangistan. Will always remember him for his humility and kindness. #RIP #TomAlter
Huma Qureshi: So sad to hear about Tom Alter sir.. had the honour of knowing him while doing a play in Delhi .. such a lovely human being. Rest in Peace
(With inputs from ANI)