Mike Sloan, a London, Ontario man who openly shared his cancer battle with over 13,000 Twitter followers has died at 50.
According to The London Free Press, Sloan was diagnosed last spring with anaplastic thyroid cancer and his medically assisted death took place on Monday.
Sloan opened up about his illness on Twitter and drew in thousands of supporters on the social media platform with his “bold honesty.”
On Monday, #RIPMike began trending on Twitter as tributes poured in for Sloan and the legacy he left behind.
Shared his humanity on Twitter. RIP Mike https://t.co/I85Ekns6bi
— Sonja Kodric (@sonjaKR) January 21, 2020
To those who have followed Mike through his journey, some news.
Thank you for sharing this with us, Bob. Mike will be missed. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/IzuYKQcfyG
— Anne with an “e” (@mrsmaris) January 20, 2020
R.I.P. to an incredibly brave man who documented (and demystified) his cancer journey with honesty and humor. I’ll miss you, Mike. https://t.co/e56rzpJV3r
— Boner Vivant (@Doug_Tilley) January 20, 2020
I have followed Mike’s twitter journey to this moment.
It was painful. Raw. Real. Funny.
This is sad news. https://t.co/oapJGZEhUs
— stacey brotzel (@staceybrotzel) January 20, 2020
RIP Mike Sloan
May your wisdom and humour infect us all. pic.twitter.com/3VI88PCRGg
— 🇨🇦 Faye Hansen 🇨🇦 (@Fansen) January 20, 2020
— Jamie Fox (@TakeoffFox) January 20, 2020
— Lori King (@1loriking) January 20, 2020
Sloan’s longtime friend, Bob Smith, confirmed his death on Twitter on Monday.
Mike Sloan passed peacefully at 1:25pm EST via MAID. He asked me (@bobsmith55) to let you know. I was with him at the end, holding his hand. He thanks you all for your support on this journey. His last words were, “Tell Chub I love him.”
— Mike Sloan (@mikelondoncan) January 20, 2020
“Mike Sloan passed peacefully at 1:25pm EST via MAID. He asked me (@bobsmith55) to let you know,” wrote Smith.
“I was with him at the end, holding his hand. He thanks you all for your support on this journey. His last words were, “Tell Chub I love him.”
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