Posted November 20, 2018 05:16:17 Australian rapper and singer Banded Squid has died at the age of 81 after battling an aggressive form of cancer for the last two years.
The Melbourne-born rapper was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the start of this year and spent months in a coma and intensive care, which included chemotherapy.
His father, Michael, confirmed the news in a Facebook post, saying the musician had been in a serious but stable condition in hospital and his health had improved significantly.
“I’m heartbroken, we will never be able to say goodbye to Banded,” he wrote.
“He was a huge part of our lives, but he was a giant in our hearts too.
Banded Squid had his music career spanned four decades and toured Australia, the US and the Caribbean.