Caring grandfather who laughed at terminal cancer by writing book ‘Keeping Your Sense of Tumour’ dies

A librarian who vowed to laugh in the face of terminal cancer by writing a comedy book has lost his battle against the illness.
John Blackburn, 64, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – cancer of the bone marrow – four years ago.

But the upbeat grandfather refused to be defeated by his illness so he wrote an autobiography called ‘Keeping Your Sense of Tumour’, which went on sale at Amazon.

In his book, John who said he was ‘a hypochondriac by profession, but a devout coward by religion,’ described feeling like he was being ‘marked up for target practice’ as he was prepared