Derek K. Miller, a Canadian man who blogged about his battle with cancer, has died -- but not without leaving a final post-mortem message on his website, penmachine.
The post began, "Here it is. I'm dead," and went on to say, "In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote -- the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive."
According to CNN:
“Miller had written about his physical deterioration, documenting his chest cough, abdominal pain, voice loss, and the emotional toll of wearing diapers and becoming housebound.”