Friend died of cancer today. Only 43 years old.

His birth-father died of cancer when he was 2-3 years old. His Mom remarried a few years later. Her second husband adopted him and they had two more kids. He had no memory of his birth father and his adopted father was a 100% dad to him.

I don’t know what kind of cancer his birth father died from, but my friend developed throat cancer. Not a smoker, drinker, or anything else. Just happened. He could not speak the last 3-4 months. Terrible pain just to take breaths.

He was married for 20 years and was only 43 years old. He has an 11 year-old daughter, too. I can’t imagine how sad this is for her. Her mom’s great, though.

Great guy, great family, great life. Sad to see it end so soon.

I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Oh god! I’m so very sorry.

So sorry. We lost my brother in law to cancer at about that age a few years ago. It was horrible - and it still is horrible, though not raw.

Much too young. May he rest in peace.

Oh, I’m so sorry to hear.

I’m so sorry about your friend. My own father was 43 when he died. I was 17.

My deepest sympathy for you and all the other lives he touched.

So young! I’m very sorry. :frowning:

I’m sorry for your loss.

I have an irrational fear something that frustratingly random will happen to me. You stay away from the obvious causes and it doesn’t really make a difference. :frowning:

My thoughts are with you.