Oliver Quickenden dies of cancer - brother of Scunthorpe’s X Factor star Jake
The brother of Scunthorpe’s X Factor star has died.
Jake Quickenden’s brother Oliver died over the weekend after a long battle with cancer.
Tributes have been paid by Jake’s large number of followers on Twitter.
Older brother Jake (@JakeQuickenden) tweeted: “My little brother was the best person I will ever meet. I will miss him everyday! Thank you for messages of support! Love lasts forever.”
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The news of Oliver's passing comes just days after Jake, whose father also died of cancer, made it through the first round of X Factor after wowing the judges.
Oliver had a rare form of osteosarcoma - a condition which made his bones vulnerable to a break.
Two years ago, the Telegraph reported that he underwent an intensive 10-week stint of chemotherapy, ahead of a major operation to remove a diseased bone in his right knee and femur.
He then had a 20-week course of chemotherapy.
Speaking about his ordeal at the time, Oliver said: “When I was diagnosed with the bone cancer I didn’t want everybody to be upset so I took it on my chin.”
Three years ago, Oliver had visited his doctor after suffering from severe pains in his right leg.
At first, it was thought to be a sporting injury.
But when hospital medical staff carried out further tests, a formal diagnosis was made.
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