RIP Ivan Noble, 1967-2005

Ivan Noble, the BBC journalist who documented his courageous struggle from beginning to end has died at the age of 37 (more on Google News UK.

His poigniant, moving and humourous diary has been inspirational. His closing words, written in 2004 in case he became to ill to continue, were:

I will end with a plea. I still have no idea why I ended up with a cancer, but plenty of other cancer patients know what made them ill.

If two or three people stop smoking as a result of anything I have ever written then the one of them who would have got cancer will live and all my scribblings will have been worthwhile.

Farewell Ivan, go in peace.