10:50 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 09/20/2013 09:00PM
In 2011, Paranormal State star Ryan Buell had a hit show on A&E, a successful book and an array of new projects in the works. He wasn't feeling his best, but he blamed his production schedule for the constant fatigue. When his symptoms persisted months later, however, he sought medical attention. The diagnosis was devastating.
Buell had pancreatic cancer. He was 29 years old.
News of his illness broke last year, but the paranormal investigator has remained mostly quiet about his ordeal – until now.
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