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 partially in denial," said the former player in the Dutch basketball wheelchair team.

The theater maker ended up in a wheelchair in 2002 after a medical error, which led to a spinal cord injury. In 2008 De Hond wrote the book FORCE - the new life of an optimist .

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 two children.

De Hond married Remona Fransen in November last year, with whom he had been together for nine years. With French he had two children: Livia and James, who was born in August.

Maurice de Hond shares a photo of his deceased son on Twitter (Photo: Twitter / Maurice de Hond).