Marc de Hond died on Wednesday at the age of 42, his father Maurice de Hond reports on Twitter. Bladder cancer was discovered by the theater maker, wheelchair athlete and former internet entrepreneur in 2018.

In March, De Hond said he did not know how long he still has to live. "As long as my situation is not hopeless, I prefer to remain partly in denial," said the theater maker.

The theater maker ended up in a wheelchair in 2002 after a medical error, which led to a spinal cord injury.

In 2020, De Hond created the theatrical performance Progressive Movement . By being interviewed by famous Dutch people, he wanted to make a portrait of himself for his children.