A desert Aborigine actor from Australia died in July of 2011, leaving behind memories of a happy life and fulfilling acting career.
The Australian reported about the sorrow of his foster parents, Derek and Amy Sloan, at losing David Ngoombujarra at the young age of 44.
The Sloans adopted Ngoombujarra into their Perth home when he was just a baby. They also had two daughters, who said their brother was a born entertainer, said The Australian.
According to CBC News, Ngoombujarra was found in a park and died in a hospital in Fremantle, near Perth on Australia's west coast. The cause of death was undetermined.
Ngoombujarra is most famous for his performance in the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
CBC News reported that Ngoombujarra was a member of Australia's Stolen Generation -- young indigenous children taken from their parents to be educated in white schools.
Jackman told CBC News that Ngoombujarra was "an extraordinary man, actor and friend" whose "laugh, warmth and humanity will live on with all who knew him."