Ryan Buell, one of the investigators on A&E's Paranormal State, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The 30-year old, who penned the 2010 memoir "Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown," has dedicated his Facebook page to the disease.
"You all also know that Ryan is the type of person that not only likes to keep things relatively private, but wants to make sure that others are taken care of first," wrote a member of the Paranormal Research Society Staff on Buell's Facebook fan page. "Ryan has been honored and humbled by the support, but also wants to make sure that we all remember the struggle is not his alone."
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths around the world. Both Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs succumbed to it over the last few years,On his social networking page this week, Buell posted a photo of himself and wrote:
"I know there are many of you suffering from illnesses, and not just cancer. I say to all of you: SOLDIER ON! I know the pain that you will feel. And the pain for treatment. I still say SOLDIER ON! Let's think of one another during those moments, even though we don't know each other."
We wish Buell and all suffering from this terrible disease nothing but the best of luck.