Cormac Roth, a musician and the son of British movie star Tim Roth, has passed away at 25, following a battle with cancer.
He died on Oct. 16; however, the family didn’t disclose the tragic news until recently.
“He was a wild and electric ball of energy and his spirit was filled with light and goodness,” Cormac’s family said in a statement, per Variety. “As wild as he was, Cormac was also the embodiment of kindness. A gentle soul who brought so much happiness and hope to those around him.”
The family described Cormac as “an irrepressible and joyful and wild and wonderful child.”
“The grief comes in waves, as do the tears and laughter, when we think of that beautiful boy across the 25 years and 10 months that we knew him,” they wrote. “We love him. We will carry him with us wherever we go.”
The Los Angeles-based composer and producer revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer in a July Instagram post.
“In November of 21 I was diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell cancer,” Cormac wrote in the heart-rending update along with a video of him strumming the guitar. “Since then I’ve been fighting it daily, throwing everything I can at it. Chemo, high dose chemo, medication, transplants, transfusions, surgeries etc.”
He explained that he had choriocarcinoma, a rare “malignant, fast-growing tumor” that develops from the cells that help an “embryo attach to the uterus and help form the placenta,” per Cancer.org.
According to the post, the disease had taken away part of the guitarist’s hearing and caused him to lose 60 pounds.
“It [the cancer] will continue its murderous path until I can manage to stop it some how, and kill it,” lamented Cormac.
Despite the devastating symptoms, the courageous fellow wrote that it hadn’t sapped his “will to survive” or “love of making music.”
“It hasn’t taken me down yet,” Cormac wrote. “If you or someone you love is effected [sic] by cancer, please feel free to reach out for it is an emotional rollercoaster unlike anything else. Love to you all please make sure to do the things that you love. Life is short. It is chaos. And you never know when it’s going to be you. Be well and go to the doctor. F – – k cancer.”
In his final Instagram post on Aug. 16, the Bennington College graduate said he was “blown away” by all the talented people on Instagram.
“What you guys make is incredible,” he said, advising his followers “to sink your teeth in” as “life is short and you don’t always get to choose your destiny.”
Carmac is survived by his parents, Tim and Nikki Roth, as well as his brother, Timothy Hunter Roth.
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