Ray Donovan star Steve “Bean” Levy has died.
As RadarOnline.com has learned, the actor passed away on January 21, inside his Los Angeles home, after a battle with aggressive nose cancer. He was 58.
His obituary was published on Legacy.com.
Levy was diagnosed with sino-nasal squamous cell carcinoma in 2016.
Just five months ago, he shared candid details about his condition in an essay for Mel Magazine. He recalled the moment his ear nose and throat doctor have him the diagnosis and made lighthearted jokes about the fact that they eventually had to cut off his nose.
For the last months of his life, Levy wore a prosthetic nose taped to his face. Doctors gave him one year to live and blamed his cancer on “bad luck.”
“Attempting to smell the roses when sino-nasal squamous cell carcinoma (aka nose cancer) has left me with a plastic imitation schnoz and put my life in peril,” he wrote in his essay.
Despite his horrific condition and prognosis, Levy maintained his positivity — until the very end when he could no longer endure the suffering.
“If you’re keeping track at home, I’ve now lost my nose, my tear ducts, my upper palate and gums, all but four of my teeth, my appetite, my right cheekbone, much of my right jawbone, much of my right cheek, my eyebrows and moustache (chemo), the feeling in my upper lip (surgery), most of the motor control of the right side of my face (surgery) and some hearing in each ear (chemo). I also lost about 40 pounds, and worst of all, I lost my sense of humor,” wrote Levy.
The actor left behind a wife, a son, two parents, and numerous family members. He will be missed by many.
R.I.P. Steve Levy.
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