12/19/1990 - 8/23/2016
Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Max Ritvo
Max Ritvo, a poet who wrote about his experience with cancer, died Aug. 23, 2016, according to The Associated Press. He was 25.
Ritvo had been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 16. The rare form of cancer affects bones and soft tissue, most frequently in teenagers and young adults.
His mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, told The Associated Press Friday that her son had died earlier in the week at his home in Los Angeles.
Ritvo was born Dec. 19, 1990, in Los Angeles. His...