He began blogging about his life and treatment last October.
Our dear Jerome passed away on Saturday evening, August 9th at 8:40pm. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Jerome has always been notorious for documenting his ideas and we lived with many notebooks bursting with concepts, character lines and themes.
It was accompanied by a Post-It note: “I’m at the outdoor IN. At the other end.”
Ehlers graduated from NIDA in 1987 and has a long list of screen credits including Bangkok Hilton, A Country Practice, Time Trax, The Feds, Glad Rags, Heartbreak High, Kangaroo Palace, Frontier, Water Rats, Stingers, Beastmaster, Through My Eyes, Ballykissangel, The Starter Wife, Packed to the Rafters, East of Everything, Sea Patrol, Rake, House Husbands and Crownies.
Films included Quigley, Two Hands, Cubbyhouse, Ned Kelly, The Marine, and After the Rain (2000) which he wrote.
His final credit was the 2014 film Drive Hard starring John Cusack, filmed in Queensland.
Vale Jerome Ehlers. Passed last night. Surrounded by family.
— Rhys Muldoon (@rhysam) August 10, 2014
Rest in Peace the wonderful Jerome Ehlers!! We will miss you!! Xxx
— Rebekah Elmaloglou (@relmaloglou) August 10, 2014
“@rhysam: Vale Jerome Ehlers. Passed last night. Surrounded by family.” A terrific man.
— Damon Gameau (@damongameau) August 10, 2014
“@rhysam: Vale Jerome Ehlers. Passed last night. Surrounded by family.” My thoughts are with Elly & their beautiful boys. So sad.
— Sarah Finney (@SarahLFinney) August 10, 2014