Mike Sloan, Ontario man who shared his final months with terminal cancer on Twitter, dies

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Mike Sloan passed away Monday afternoon via medically assisted dying.


Mike Sloan, the London, Ont., man who documented the final months of his life with terminal cancer on Twitter, died Monday.

Sloan, who had been living with Stage 4 anaplastic thyroid cancer, “passed peacefully” Monday afternoon, according to a tweet made on Sloan’s account by a friend.

“I was with him at the end, holding his hand,” Bob Smith tweeted. “He thanks you all for your support on this journey. His last words were, ‘Tell Chub I love him.’ ” Chub is the name of Sloan’s cat.

Sloan died “via MAID” (medical assistance in dying), the tweet reads.

Sloan had taken to Twitter to illuminate his personal experience with cancer. He inspired and delighted his 13,000 Twitter followers with his wit, wisdom and resilience, and many mourned his loss on Monday.

“RIP Mike” trended on Twitter as the tributes poured in.

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Ted Fraser

Ted Fraser is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ted_fraser





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