Veteran BBC television and radio presenter Terry Wogan died earlier today after a “short but brave” battle with cancer. David Bowie died of the disease a few weeks ago after “a courageous battle”. Actor Alan Rickman followed Bowie, but his family seemingly chose not to publicise what kind of fight he had.
It seems if you’ve got cancer you’re always seen as battling or fighting it, more often than not bravely. Can’t we be allowed just to have it and get on with it? Especially if it’s terminal as it was with Wogan, Bowie and Rickman. Because who really dies of cancer after a lacklustre, take or it or leave it, weak-willed tussle?