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Radio fame cancer patient dies

16 January 2014 Last updated at 13:49 GMT

Cancer patient Steve Evans, who won a large following after speaking about his illness on Richard Bacon's BBC Radio 5 Live show, has died aged 52.

He was hailed as an "inspirational" figure for his humour and resilience in the face of incurable stomach cancer.

More than 26,000 people - who he called his "extended family" - followed the former Wolverhampton council worker's blog and Twitter updates.

Friend Rupert Knowlden said: "I remember when he was first diagnosed. Obviously, it's a hellish time for him.

"However, he was kind of more worried about telling other people and the effect it would have on others."

Mr Evan's surgeon at New Cross Hospital, professor David Ferry, said he had "very engaging human qualities".

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