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8th Jun '18 3:09:11 AM Minni128
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* Creator/StephenKing's autobiography/memoir/how-to ''On Writing'' describes how his mother got hospitalized and died very suddenly of uterine cancer... because she'd been actively hiding her developing symptoms for fear of causing a fuss. She'd actually been sick for a long time.
1st Jun '18 7:16:32 PM Sacredbird
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* Grace on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' was revealed to have cystic fibrosis which she had been hiding from all of her friends. Her life expectancy was very short and she had come to terms with it. After she had a medical emergency related to her diagnosis she was forced to tell her friends. She eventually got a lung transplant which lengthened her life expectancy considerably.
16th May '18 4:58:10 AM CLN
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* Thane from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is an spiritual-minded assassin whose letal disease (in-universe Kepral's Syndrome) motivates his commitment to the world-saving [[Suicide Mission]] as a last act of redemption. When you are dying anyway, why care about the odds?
13th May '18 12:57:52 PM Titus88
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* Music/ScatmanJohn kept his cancer diagnosis to himself and continued to record and tour until the very end. He collapsed during his final show, which took place less barely a week before his death.
30th Apr '18 9:01:15 AM lepouvantail
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Sometimes, though, even the character themselves don't realize this fact, leaving only the audience and a select few to know the truth of the mater. Whether said character is told later on, or ends up suddenly dropping dead without realizing depends.

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Sometimes, though, even the character themselves don't realize this fact, leaving only the audience and a select few to know the truth of the mater.matter. Whether said character is told later on, or ends up suddenly dropping dead without realizing depends.
14th Apr '18 10:56:59 AM Lemia
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* [[spoiler:Shingen]] from ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'' hides the fact that he's slowly dying from a terminal illness from everyone except for a few of his closest allies. [[spoiler:Fortunately, once the main character finally learns about this, she reveals to him that she's a time traveler who can take him back to her time to get him treated by modern-day doctors.]]
12th Apr '18 11:19:47 PM Chaosenvoy
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Sometimes, though, even the character themselves don't realize this fact, leaving only the audience and a select few to know the truth of the mater. Whether said character is told later on, or ends up suddenly dropping dead without realizing depends.
7th Apr '18 10:04:45 PM Asherinka
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* Tony Stark in ''Film/IronMan2'' realizes that the Arc Reactor in his chest, which was supposed to keep him alive, is slowly poisoning him. He prepares for his death by handing control of his company to [[GirlFriday Pepper]], and undergoes a public, [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol-fueled]] [[HeroicBSOD breakdown]].

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* [[Characters/MCUIronMan Tony Stark Stark]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' realizes that the Arc Reactor in his chest, which was supposed to keep him alive, is slowly poisoning him. He prepares for his death by handing control of his company to [[GirlFriday Pepper]], and undergoes a public, [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol-fueled]] [[HeroicBSOD breakdown]].
20th Mar '18 10:28:05 AM Dawnwing
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* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book Twilight, an unknown cat in the prologue is told by [[DeadPersonConversation StarClan]] that they are going to die soon. This cat ends up being [[spoiler:Cinderpelt]], and she never tells anyone until her death. Turns out that being told in advance was a test, and since she kept it secret she is rewarded by being [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated]] as her own niece, who was born the same instant [[spoiler:Cinderpelt]] died.
4th Feb '18 1:03:20 PM jmw1122
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** Also sadly, Cindy's winnings had qualified her for the next Tournament of Champions. The returning contestants all wore colon cancer awareness ribbons in her honor during the tournament.
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