'Dying' Actor Says Goodbye to Followers... with a Smile
English actor Michael Sleggs, known for the mockumentary-style sitcom "This Country," has announced he is dying — but that he wants to leave the world with "nothing but peace and gratitude."
People magazine reports the 33-year-old posted on Facebook last week that he is leaning on his religious faith to see him through what he describes as "the remainder of my days at home," but the image accompanying his dire words showed Cleggs grinning reassuringly.
He bid what sounded like a farewell, writing, "No specific time limit has been given but deterioation has been fairly rapid. I've been sleeping a lot and narrowly dodged a coma by accidentally overdosing on morphine the other day. Anyway as you can imagine this isn't the ideal way I wished things to go and my family are dealing with a lot of grief. Just wanted to say I love everyone reading this status so much, you have all been such amazing, kind, caring people who have all touched my life in so many unique and incredible ways."
While it has been reported that he is ill with cancer, Sleggs wrote in a post on Saturday, "Right let's clear some things up. I dont have any cancer, havent had for 18 years so I dont know where the press got that idea."
He went on to clarify that it is heart failure that has put him into palliative care, but he also shared a shocking update: "By last Friday I was certain I wouldn't be here the next week but miraculous I made some of great turn around over the weekend. Honestly, surviving was the last thing I thought was gonna happen last week... I dont know how long this turn around will last but I'll try and keep alive as long as I can."