Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Jake Abraham dies age 56 – months after admitting he’d left it too late to receive his cancer diagnosis
Jake Abraham has passed away aged 56.
The Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star has died just months after sharing his regrets about not receiving a cancer diagnosis sooner.
The Liverpool native opened up about his condition in July and confessed he had ‘left it too late’ to go to the doctors after feeling unwell for a while.
The actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which later spread to the rest of his body and created tumours on his spine, hips and bladder.
Jake, who most recently appeared on stage in the pantomime The Scouse Jack and the Beanstalk, said he finally went to his GP after a long period of illness.
He told Liverpool ECHO: ‘I was working but I wasn’t feeling well. I was pushing through those spells when you don’t feel yourself, you haven’t got the energy and there are aches and pains.
News: Jake Abraham (pictured) has passed away aged 56
‘The costume for the play was enormous, I knew I wasn’t well then but I’d not been well for so long.
‘What made me go to the doctor and get a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test was that I passed blood in my urine.
‘I got a test and ended up in the Royal. He said ‘you’ve got cancer, I’m so, so sorry’. He said that I’d had it for years, maybe four years.’