Cormac Roth, musician and son of actor Tim Roth, has died aged 25, less than a year after being diagnosed with cancer.
Roth “passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving and adoring family” on Oct. 16, his family said in a statement released Monday.
They said he “retained his wicked wit and sense of humour” to the end.
“The grief comes in waves, as do the tears and laughter as we think of this beautiful boy after the 25 years and 10 months we knew him,” the family said.
“An irrepressible and joyful, wild and wonderful child. Most recently, a man.
“We love him. We’ll take him with us wherever we go.”
Roth was a guitarist, composer and producer.
Last year, he announced on Instagram that he had been diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell cancer.
“It has taken half of my hearing, 60 pounds of my weight, my confidence and will continue on its murderous path until I can somehow stop and kill it,” he wrote in July.
“But it didn’t take away my will to survive or my love for music.”
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He explained that, specifically, he has choriocarcinoma, which is a rare and aggressive tumor.
In his July post, Roth said he went through high-dose chemotherapy and underwent transfusions, surgeries and transplants in an attempt to cure the cancer that eventually took his life.
“Life is short. It’s chaos. And you never know when it will be you,” he wrote.
“Be well and go to the doctor.”
His last post on Instagram was on August 17, when he thanked his fans and encouraged them to do what they love.
Roth’s father has appeared in films such as Bed Dogs, Crime Scene, and The Incredible Hulk.
ABC with AP