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‘We will carry him with us wherever we go’: Musician son of Tim Roth dies at 25

Cormac Roth, musician and youngest son of actor Tim Roth, has died from cancer, his family have announced.

It was confirmed that he passed away surrounded by his family, on Sunday 16 October, following a year’s battle with the disease.

A talented guitarist, composer and producer, Cormac revealed on Instagram that he had been diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell cancer in November 2021.

Tim Roth, left, and Michael Cormac Roth pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Bergman Island' at the 74th international film festival, Cannes 
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Tim Roth, (L) with son Cormac at the 74th international film festival, Cannes. PIC: AP

A family statement in tribute to Cormac described him as “an exceptionally gifted and extraordinary musician whose passion and love for making music stretched back to when his guitar was bigger than he was”.

A graduate of Bennington College, in Vermont, USA, Cormac’s music career was just beginning to take off.

The family statement went on: “He was a wild and electric ball of energy, and his spirit was filled with light and goodness.

“As wild as he was, Cormac was also the embodiment of kindness. A gentle soul who brought so much happiness and hope to those around him.

“The grief comes in waves, as do the tears and laughter, when we think of that beautiful boy across the 25 years and 10 months that we knew him.

“An irrepressible and joyful and wild and wonderful child. Only recently a man. We love him. We will carry him with us wherever we go.”

The statement ended with a quote from Cormac, which said: “Make sure you do the things you love.”

Sharing the news of his illness back in November, Cormac said he had been “fighting it daily”, undergoing “chemo, high dose chemo, medication, transplants, transfusions, surgeries etc”.

He explained that he was suffering from choriocarcinoma, a rare type of cancer.

Cormac said the disease had “taken away half of my hearing, 60 pounds of weight, my confidence, and will continue its murderous path until I can manage to stop it somehow and kill it”.

He went on: “But it hasn’t taken away my will to survive, or my love of making music. It hasn’t taken me down yet.

“If you or someone you love is affected by cancer, please feel free to reach out for it is an emotional rollercoaster unlike anything else.”

He concluded: “Love to you all please make sure to do the things that you love. Life is short. It is chaos. And you never know when it’s going to be you.”

Cormac is survived by his parents, Tim and Nikki, his elder brother, Hunter, and half-brother, Jack.

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