This May 1, 2016, photo released by Judith Eigen Sarna, shows poet Max Ritvo. Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. Ritvo was... more 
This May 1, 2016, photo released by Judith Eigen Sarna, shows poet Max Ritvo. Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. Ritvo was 25. Ritvo died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, said Friday. Ritvo was diagnosed at 16 with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects bones and soft tissue in children and young adults. (Judith Eigen Sarna via AP) less 
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