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Lincoln man who shared cancer battle through online blog dies

Simon Dayman and his widow Katie

A man from Lincoln, who began a video blog minutes after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, has lost his battle with the disease.

Messages posted by Simon Dayman, who has a five-year-old son, were watched by thousands of people across the world, as the former motivational speaker encouraged them to 'choose their day'.

Simon, who was 35, passed away peacefully in a hospice last night.

Simon Dayman was a motivational speaker before he was diagnosed Credit: ITV News

His widow Katie posted a video message on social media this morning speaking of the family's sadness, but also said they had been comforted by the thousands of messages of support they had received.

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