Cormac Roth, Tim Roth’s son, died on October 16, 2022, at the age of 25. Cormac’s family confirmed that he died after a lengthy fight with cancer. They said:
“He died quietly in the arms of his loving and adoring family.” He battled with amazing fortitude over the last year, all while maintaining his wicked wit and humor.”
In November of last year, Cormac Roth was diagnosed with stage 3 Germ Cell carcinoma. Germ Cell cancer is caused by tumors grown “from reproductive cells,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Depending on the kind of tumor, it may or may not be malignant. Most tumors arise in the ovaries or testicles, although they may occur in other regions of the body and affect individuals of all ages.
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Cormac Roth was diagnosed with what? A brief explanation of Germ Cell Cancer
While germ cell tumors may be malignant or non-cancerous, the former is more likely to spread to other regions of the body, causing organ damage and complicating therapy. The cancer is uncommon in children and more prevalent in teenagers and young adults, particularly those aged 15 to 19. The disease’s symptoms are totally dependent on the size and location of the tumor in the body. Pelvic discomfort or pain, a painful lump in the ovary, a bloated tummy, stomach pain, irregular vaginal bleeding, and nausea are all symptoms of ovarian germ cell tumors.
When it comes to testicular germ cell tumors, symptoms include a solid lump in a testicle that becomes larger, scrotal discomfort or heaviness, stomach pain or groin pain, irregularly shaped testicles, and back pain. Extragonadal germ cell tumors cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing, weakness in the legs, difficulty urinating or defecating, swelling, and intense pain in the abdomen. CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, PET scans, bone scans, blood tests, and biopsies may all be used to identify germ cell cancers. It is treatable with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment.
Who was Cormac Roth?
Cormac Roth was a guitarist and composer whose first album, Python, was released in 2018. He worked on the soundtrack for Michel Franco’s 2020 film New Order and continues to post songs on Soundcloud. Cormac represented himself as a composer and producer on Instagram, where he had around 4,242 followers. Roth revealed his diagnosis in an Instagram post, writing about how he had to endure high-dose chemo, medicines, transfusions, surgeries, and other treatments to combat the illness. He went on:
“It’s called Choriocarcinoma, it’s uncommon, and no matter what I throw at it, it manages to remain several steps ahead of me.”
Cormac Roth said that cancer caused him to lose half of his hearing and 60 pounds. Cormac’s family members described him as a “wild, electric ball of fire whose spirit was full of love and kindness” in a statement made following his death. In addition, the statement stated:
“When we think about that wonderful kid throughout the 25 years and 10 months that we knew him, the pain comes in waves, as do the tears and joy.” A kid who is uncontrollable, exuberant, wild, and delightful. A guy just lately. We adore him. We’ll bring him with us wherever we go.”
Cormac Roth is survived by his parents Tim Roth and Nikki Butler, as well as his brother Hunter Roth.