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French, David Benson

French, David Benson

French, David Benson

 

David Benson French, 1939 - 2010
 

David was one of Canada's finest playwrights; the author of the landmark play Leaving Home, the popular comedy Jitters, and the often-produced Salt-Water Moon, among others. He was also a much-loved partner, dad, brother, uncle, and friend.

David was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme Grade IV in September of 2009. He fought the disease very hard, undergoing two operations, the maximum dose of radiation, two kinds of chemo, and infusions of Avastin, as well as many naturopathic treatments.

He never gave up hope, and was so courageous through it all. He died on December 4, 2010.

In October 2011, the National Arts Centre and Theatre Museum Canada mounted an exhibit about David's life and career. You can view it online here.

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