Mark 'Chopper' Read
Mark 'Chopper' Read

'Chopper' Read dies after long battle with cancer

INFAMOUS criminal and Australian anti-hero author Mark Brandon Read is dead after succumbing to a lengthy battle with liver cancer.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported the 58-year-old died at Royal Melbourne Hospital "after a long and courageous battle" on Wednesday afternoon, citing his manager Andrew Parisi.

"A fortnight ago, Mark made his last public appearance in front of a sold-out audience at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre.

"Despite his failing health, he delighted the audience with his skills as a raconteur and storyteller.

"This is how he would wish to be remembered, as someone who spun a great yarn and made many people laugh."

Read leaves behind wife Margaret and sons Roy and Charlie.



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