Myeloma: Caring grandfather who wrote "Keeping Your Sense of Tumour" book about his battle with cancer dies

Caring grandfather who laughed at terminal cancer by writing book 'Keeping Your Sense of Tumour' dies Mr Blackburn, was diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow four years agoDecided to write a humorous book about his experiences Describes seeing in the New Year in a theatre 'though perhaps not the kind of theatre I would ideally have chosen' Added: 'You can only get away with joking about cancer if you actually have it yourself'Brave grandfather died on Saturday | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 27 September 2012 A librarian who vowed to laugh in the face of terminal cancer by writing a comedy book has lost his battle against the illness.