The man who spent his life trying to find out if his cancer was actually a genetic condition has died.
Suvarna Chatterjee, 70, of St. Catharines, Ontario, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014 and was treated in hospital.
He was found dead in his bed in his home on Saturday night, the Toronto Sun reported.
He had been undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Chatterjees daughter, Shona, told the Toronto Star the family was shocked by the news.
“I was in shock because he didn’t want to die,” Shona Chatterji said.
“He loved his family and his children so much.
He was always giving everything he had for them.
He loved his wife and daughters so much.”
In December 2016, a medical team at the University of Toronto discovered he had cancer and diagnosed him with it.
The cancer had spread to the pancreas, which then spread to his liver, which caused a heart attack, and died in April.
Suzarna had a daughter and seven grandchildren.
The family lives in St. Marys, Ont.