Tim Roth's 'Beautiful Boy' Dead at 25

Cormac Roth fought germ cell cancer for nearly a year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2022 1:03 AM CDT
Tim Roth's Son Dies at 25
Tim Roth, left, and his son, Cormac Roth, appear at the premiere of the film "Bergman Island" at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on July 11, 2021.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

The 25-year-old son of actor Tim Roth died earlier this month after fighting a rare form of cancer. Cormac Roth, a musician, had revealed his cancer battle in July of this year on Instagram. "In November of 21 I was diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell cancer," he wrote at the time. "Since then I've been fighting it daily, throwing everything I can at it. Chemo, high dose chemo, medication, transplants, transfusions, surgeries etc. It is called Choriocarcinoma, it is rare, and it has managed to stay many steps ahead of me no matter what I throw at it." He said he'd lost 60 pounds, half of his hearing, and more, but not his will to keep fighting. The guitarist, composer, and producer had worked on the 2020 film New Order. His father is known for his work in Quentin Tarantino films, among other things, Variety reports.

"Love to you all please make sure to do the things that you love. Life is short. It is chaos. And you never know when it's going to be you," Cormac Roth concluded his July post. "Be well and go to the doctor. F--- cancer." He is survived by his dad and his mom, Nikki Roth, as well as his older brother, Hunter, per the Hollywood Reporter. Says the family in a statement, "The grief comes in waves, as do the tears and laughter, when we think of that beautiful boy across the 25 years and 10 months that we knew him. An irrepressible and joyful and wild and wonderful child. Only recently a man. We love him. We will carry him with us wherever we go." His family says Cormac's "love for making music stretched back to when his guitar was bigger than he was," and that his "career was just beginning to flourish," per Deadline. (Read more Tim Roth stories.)

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