Cormac Roth: Musician and Tim Roth’s son dies at 25
Cormac Roth, son of Tim Roth, died on Sunday after a long battle with germ cell cancer
Musician Cormac Roth died on Sunday, October 16, his family announced yesterday (October 31) that he had cancer. Cormac has been battling a rare form of cancer for about a year and has shared his health journey on his Instagram page. Cormack is survived by his parents, Tim Roth and Nikki Butler, one brother, and one half-brother.
Who is Cormac Roth?
Michael Cormack Roth, better known by his middle name, was a guitarist, composer, and producer – he released his album Python in 2018. He also worked on music for Michelranco’s sci-fi New Order 2020 about a high-society wedding that turns into a violent coup.
Cormac was the son of Reservoir Dogs actor Tim Roth and fashion designer Nikki Butler. Cormack has an older brother, Timothy Hunter Roth, and an older half-brother, Jack Roth, who has starred in Medici, Rogue One, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Cormack revealed on his Instagram account in July of this year that he had been diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell cancer, called choriocarcinoma, in November 2021 and had undergone treatment including chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and surgery. He added, “I love you all, please make sure you do the things you love. Life is short. It’s a mess. And you never know when you will be.”
What is placental cancer?
Placental carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that usually affects women during pregnancy, but it can occur in men as well. In males, choriocarcinoma is a rare form of germ cell tumor. In men, it appears as testicular cancer. Choriocarcinoma is an aggressive type of testicular germ cell tumor with a five-year survival rate of less than 80%.
Placental cancer usually develops in the testicles in men, although in rare cases it can develop in other parts of the body, including the brain, lungs, and breasts. Although it is most commonly found in the testicles, it is very rare, making up less than 0.3% of testicular germ cell tumors. Cormack said the disease wiped out half of his hearing and lost 60 pounds (4.2 stone) in weight. He also said that it caused him to lose confidence.
What did Tim Roth say about his son?
A family statement was released in honor of Cormack – which reads: “A graduate of Bennington College, Cormac was an exceptionally talented musician whose passion and love for composing music spanned a time when his guitar was bigger than he was.
“He was a ball of unbridled and electric energy, and his soul was full of light and goodness. As wild as he was, Cormac was also the embodiment of kindness. A gentle soul who brought so much happiness and hope to those around him.
“Sadness comes in waves, as does tears and laughter, when we think of that beautiful boy for the 25 years and 10 months we’ve known him. An irrepressible, cheerful, wild and wonderful kid. Just recently a man. We love and carry him with us wherever we go.”