MUCH-LOVED local photographer Rome Torti passed away this morning, after a grueling battle with brain cancer.
Thousands of Gold Coasters supported the 32-year-old throughout his 5 year battle with cancer by attending treatment fundraisers and following his Support Rome Torti Facebook page.
His family shared the news of Rome’s passing on the Social media website this afternoon.
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“Rome Torti passed away this morning, with his wife Rachel’s arms wrapped around him and the rain coming down,” the post read.
“He was peaceful, he was at home and he knew he was loved.
“Rome attracted friends and supporters for a reason — his positivity and strength was inspirational and a force that all of us simple wanted to be around.
“His family and friends thank you so much for all your unending support.”
Details of a Celebration of Rome’s life will be posted on the Facebook page over the coming days.