‘Schitt’s Creek’ Producer Ben Feigin Dies of Cancer, ‘Good Charlotte’ Singer Donates ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Winnings to Osteosarcoma Nonprofit and More

From the death of “Schitt’s Creek” Emmy winning-producer “Ben Feigin” to “Good Charlotte” signer Joel Madden donating nearly $200,000 to an osteosarcoma nonprofit, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Ben Feigin, execute producer of the show “Schitt’s Creek” died of pancreatic cancer.

Feigin, who also worked on shows such as “Friends,” “The West Wing,” and “ER,” won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in both 2019 and 2020 for his work on “Schitt’s Creek.”

In addition to his work in television, Feigin, who was 47 years old at the time of his death, was also involved in the nonprofit space, and contributed to Stand Up to Cancer and Gilda’s Club Worldwide (both cancer organizations), among others.

“We were saddened to hear the news of Ben Feigin’s passing. The Schitt’s Creek family extend our most heartfelt condolences to his wife Heidi, his daughter Ellie, and all of his family and friends. He will be missed,” “Schitt’s Creek” star Eugene Levy tweeted.

A man is hiking from Delaware to California to raise awareness for cancer.

Clay Chapman is hiking more than 4,800 miles on the American Discovery Trail to raise awareness for breast cancer in honor of his mother who died of the disease. His cross-country trek is in support of Hope Scarves, a nonprofit that sends scarves and inspirational messages to patients with cancer. The organization also contributes a portion of money raised to research for metastatic breast cancer.

Chapman is expected to finish his hike — which started in February — this weekend.

“It means a lot that I’m able to finish during October which is breast cancer awareness month… it’s these little beacons of hope that are out there in the distance and it really helps you know that the world is not as dark as it often seems,” Chapman said in an interview with KRCA.com.

Singer Carly Simon’s two sisters both died of cancer.

Carly Simon, who is known for her 1972 hit song, “You’re So Vain,” paid tribute to her two sisters who died of cancer this week — Joanna, aged 85, of thyroid cancer and Lucy, aged 82, of metastatic breast cancer.

Simon told CNN that the death of her sisters, who were both musicians, will be “long and haunting.”

“As sad as this day is, it’s impossible to mourn them without celebrating their incredible lives that they lived,” Simon said to CNN. “We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and marking courses for one another, we were each other’s secret shares. The co-keepers of each other’s memories.”

“Good Charlotte” singer Joel Madden won “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” and donated the purse to an osteosarcoma nonprofit.

The punk rock singer won nearly $200,000 on the show, which was donated to a charity of his choice: MIB Agents, a nonprofit dedicated to improving outcomes and “making it better (MIB)” for children with osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) through funding education and research efforts.

After Madden’s win, MIB tweeted, “We are over the moon here at MIB Agents! … @JoelMadden you plated with such calm confidence! Thank you for winning so BIG for MIB Agents and for advocating for kids facing osteosarcoma!”

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