Lynda Bellingham's death has been announced.
She was too young, too sexy, too clever, too funny for cancer to take her at that age. But everybody who dies of cancer is all those things.
God bless all those who look for cures to the various kinds of cancer. May they have success in their work. And God bless Lynda Bellingham, those who loved her, and all who suffer from cancer.
We call cancer sufferers "brave". We talk about their "fights". They may be brave, they may fight. They don't have to be brave, they don't have to fight. They don't have to fit the media's definitions. They can do what they like. It's their lives.
But cancer's a bastard.