***FREELANCE PHOTO - POSTMEDIA NETWORK USE ONLY*** WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: APRIL 28, 2015 -- Mike O'Brien, who is dying of cancer, is photographed with his wife Robin as he tells a story about his young son Will in their Winnipeg home Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  In his life, on Facebook, and on his blog The Big Diseasy, Mike is approaching his death in a way that is funny, honest and unsentimental, and doesn’t stick to the script we’ve come to expect from the terminally ill. Photo by John Woods for National Post (For National Post story by Jana Pruden Section Name: National; TRAX: )  // pruden-o'brien  // 0509 na die laughing

Link: Mike O’Brien, comedian and Corner Gas regular, dies of cancer

From Nathan Liewicki of Postmedia News:

Mike O’Brien, comedian and Corner Gas regular, dies of cancer
In his final blog posting, Mike O’Brien said he exuded faith — faith in his radiologist, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and counsellors — but not in God.

“Of course, I may be wrong. I often am. Fortunately, if God really exists, I’m confident he’ll look at my overall record and let me slide on the faith/skeptic issue. It just sounds like the kind of decent thing he’d do,” he wrote on Sunday.

That same day O’Brien died, succumbing to synovial sarcoma, a cancer first diagnosed in the summer of 2011. He was 51. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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