gone too soon
“I have remained optimistic, confident and steadfastly committed to enjoying every moment, grasping every opportunity and trying anything which may help me win this fight for my life,” Professor O’Brian wrote.
Chris O’Brien, who died overnight, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive and almost inevitably lethal form of brain cancer, in November 2006.
“It is one of the terrible ironies of life that a man like Chris would be diagnosed with the very type of cancer he did so much to fight against with his own patients,” an emotional Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on announcing the $100 million funding top-up in April 2009.
He became well known to us all through the RPA TV series.
Prof O’Brien was (is) due to be honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.