RED SYMONS’ SON DIES OF CANCER
Television and radio presenter Red Symons made the tragic announcement last week that his eldest son Samuel, 27, had died of cancer after a life-long battle with the disease.
Releasing a statement to 3AW, the family said, “It is with the deepest sadness Red announces the passing of his beautiful son Samuel Symons. Samuel passed peacefully overnight surrounded by his family. We ask that you please respect the privacy of Red and his family at this very sad and difficult time.”
Samuel was just 4 years old when he was first diagnosed with a brain tumour. He was later diagnosed with secondary cancers, including thyroid cancer at age 11.
Earlier this year Red’s son was awarded Outstanding Achievement by a Young Volunteer at the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards for his advocacy for people living with cancer.
Red and wife Elly had three sons, Samuel (left and inset) Raphael and Joel.