Courtenay reveals cancer battle

AUTHOR Bryce Courtenay wants to be buried vertically with a tree planted above him when he dies of stomach cancer.

The highly acclaimed writer tonight told Channel Nine's A Current Affair he only had months to live.

He said he had had most of his stomach and part of his intestines removed in a bid to conquer the disease but had come to accept the fact that his days were numbered.

"I would (want) to be buried vertically,'' he said.

"And I want to be buried in a cardboard box. And then they are going to dump this thing vertical in.


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