16th August 2014.
It is with deep sadness that we, the family of
Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, advise of his passing in the early
hours of this morning, after a long and courageous battle with
terminal Lung Cancer.
We wish to thank everyone who offered such
tremendous support over the past 19 months. The love and warmth
shown to him and to us from so many friends has been deeply
Mario fought many battles throughout his life,
but this was no doubt his toughest. Nonetheless, he continued to
fight, not only for his own sake, but on behalf of the countless
people who face this same battle.
Mario has always been in total command of his
life. Since day one when diagnosed with terminal cancer without
any previous symptoms, he decided on his course of treatment and
adjusted it according to his own research, studies and
experimentations. He remained true to his own character, right
up to the end.
Through the introduction of his Medical
Innovation Bill, he was fighting for the right of individuals to
make decisions over their own body and their own lives.
His contribution to the fight against cancer
will be remembered forever with appreciation and his work will
be continued through the Cancer Treatment Campaign, which he
started early this year.
Everyone who knew Mario, knows that he spent
his life pushing the limits but always for the greater good.
This is what made him the remarkable warrior that he was.
He will be remembered though not only as a
warrior, but as a caring husband and a loving father, completely
dedicated to his son, Luke.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due
The family requests that their privacy be
respected at this difficult time.