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Mark E Smith 'fought hard' against lung and kidney cancer

From BBC - February 13, 2018

The sisters of The Fall singer Mark E Smith have said he "fought a long and hard battle" after being diagnosed with terminal lung and kidney cancer.

Barbara, Suzanne and Caroline confirmed his death on 24 January came following his cancer diagnosis.

"He took every treatment going, which could be brutal at times and left Mark with some horrible side effects," the statement on the band's website read.

"Mark was such a strong man and hated letting his fans down," the trio added.

"[He] tried to carry on regardless against all advice.

"Mark had a great life and loved and lived it to the full and always by his own rules and we, as his sisters, were privileged to be part of it, too.

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