Taipei-A terminal cancer patient who made a widely-viewed video earlier this week urging people to vote in Taiwan's elections on Saturday has died, narrowly missing what would have been the 20-year-old's first opportunity to vote.
In a video posted to his hospice nurse's Facebook account on Wednesday, the young man, who chose to remain anonymous, said his doctors had confirmed Monday that he was in the final stages of leukemia, and told him that he had only days to live.
In the video, he said he was feeling slightly better, and was determined to vote in the elections on Saturday.
"I have terminal cancer and I will still go to vote, so go out and vote, people!" he said.
As of Saturday, the post had been viewed more than 600,000 times, and was widely shared across social media, where it drew an emotional response from viewers moved by the young man's determination.
Unfortunately, in a follow-up post at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, the man's hospice worker said he passed away earlier that morning.
The post carried a message from the man's mother, thanking people for their messages of support, and noting that her son had fought the disease with great courage.
Meanwhile, the man's hospice worker, called him a "warrior" and said that his bravery in the face of the illness had given those around him the strength to carry on with their lives.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel