Joan Sebastian Loses His 16-Year-Old Battle To Bone Cancer

Joan Sebastian, the King of the Mexican Rodeo passed away on July 13th after a very long battle with bone cancer. The 64 year old singing legend was first diagnosed with bone cancer in 1999, then again in 2007, and  for a third time in 2012. During his 16 year battle with bone cancer, he was very open about his disease and often he was on top of a horse at a rodeo performing at his concert, while having received chemotherapy just a couple hours earlier. He was very devoted to his music and his fans, which is why this Mexican legend was so loved by many.

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When someone as famous as Sebastian dies, it brings awareness to the disease. Many celebrities choose to keep their illness private and don’t share much about what they’re going through. But, there are many that feel the need to share their stories in order to help others who are going through the same thing. They serve as inspiration to others and helps them fight through this.