A week of sadness with David Bowie passing away and now Alan Rickman. Both passed away at the age of 69 and both from cancer. I loved Alan Rickman, a magnificent actor and human being. These sad losses highlight the importance of fighting cancer and raising funds to support cancer research into cures. It is something that is close to my heart, having fought my own battles. RIP David Bowie and Alan Rickman and all that have fought and lost their battle with cancer. Sending love and prayers to all currently fighting the battle. xx

Posted anonymously, 15th January 2016

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  • I am shattered we have lost Alan Rickman and David Bowie. Two absolute legends of their crafts. They will be missed.


  • Then we had Celine Dions husband and brother pass two days after each other and Glen Frey for the Eagles he was the guitarist and vocals for some songs. May they all RIP.


  • I pray they find a cure for cancer soon before it takes more wonderful people.


  • It is so sad. Also and forgive me as I can’t remember his name. But the guy that played grissley Adams also lost his life to cancer.
    May they RIP


  • I remember Alan Rickman from “Sense and Sensibility”. Such a gorgeous guy.
    It’s really upsetting to see so many people dying of cancer. Lately Celine Dion’s husband too, and Celine’s brother. :-(


  • My kids watched all the Harry Potter movies and it so sad when a talented actor made all the children smile in his films .


  • Alan Rickman was in so many wonderful movies.

    • He has left a great collection of movies for everyone to enjoy for years to come.


  • So true – it is a terrible disease that has affected people for years and although advances continue it seems to take a long time


  • i saw a news story the other day, and you can google it to find exact details, but a guy was looking for funding from the gov for his invention. his idea is to wash away cancer cells from the blood (think dialysis treatment) and he was testing it on mice. hopefully this is a big breakthrough.


  • You wrote this post beautifully. I agree that cancers cut short so many lives – thoughts and prayers to all who are currently battling cancer, or who have lost a loved one through cancer.

    • Thank you for your beautiful and kinds words! I struggled to write down my thoughts through floods of tears as my life has been impacted by cancer. Again to everyone touched by cancer, stay positive and enjoy every precious moment and be generous and kind to everyone. Life is a truly beautiful gift. It is a gift I intend to use until my very last breath! xx


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