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Danny Hicks of 'Evil Dead II' May Not Live over 1 to 3 Years Following His Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

Odette Odendaal
Jun 08, 2020
12:18 P.M.

Beloved actor Danny Hicks, best known for his role in the 1987 horror classic "Evil Dead 2," shared that he received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis, sadly leaving him with little time left on this earth.


Taking to social media, Danny announced the news of his cancer diagnosis to everyone he "never got to meet," and the six thousand plus "die-hard fans" that loved his acting.

Danny Hicks attends the Chiller Theater Expo on April 22, 2016, in Parsippany, New Jersey. | Source: Getty Images.

Danny Hicks attends the Chiller Theater Expo on April 22, 2016, in Parsippany, New Jersey. | Source: Getty Images.


Alongside a selfie revealing as many emotions as character lines in his face, Danny elaborated on his diagnosis a little bit, as he wrote:

“I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I have approximately 1 to 3 years to live. But I gotta tell ya, I packed a bunch of living into 68 years.”


Danny starred in several films directed by Sam Raimi, and not just as the loveable redneck named Jake in the classic "Evil Dead 2." In the "Intruder" two years later, he played the store owner Bill Roberts - who would do anything to keep his shop open, and in 1990 he portrayed the role of a man called Skip in "Darkman."


According to Danny, he has "no chance" of "coming back" from the stage 4 cancer, and his friend, Dominic Mancini, who also runs a booking agency called Full Empire Productions, decided to set up a GoFundMe page to help Mr. Hicks and his family with the costly medical expenses.


On the fundraising page, Mr. Mancini gushed about Danny Hicks's "humble, down to earth, funny, and talented" nature, and asked that others please help Mr. Hicks and his family get through the "tough times," and added:

"He has agreed to partake in one last autograph signing for those fans who never got the chance to get one in person.”


Mr. Mancini said that Full Empire Productions would also launch an online store where 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Hicks family's medical expenses. Fans wanting an autograph have until July 6 to place their orders.


With the fundraiser's goal set for $8, 000, over 150 people already donated upwards of $6,000 at the time of publication.


Relatedly, the outfielder for the Sarasota Orioles, Trey Mancini, also recently shared that he got diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer.

Trey had been playing baseball for the Orioles since 2014, and he revealed that his next six months ahead would be filled with treatments for at least the next six months.

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