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March 7, 2012

The 8 playwright recently lost his sibling to cancer

As Dustin Lance Black celebrates the success of last weekend's benefit performance of his play 8 in Los Angeles, the Oscar-winning writer and LGBT activist is thinking of his older brother, Marcus, who died in January from cancer.

Black made an arduous road trip from Michigan to Virginia with his brother in December so they could spend Christmas with their mother. They arrived at her house on Christmas Eve morning after traveling through Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. 

December 26, 2011

Oscar winning screenwriter's brother has inoperable cancer and makes it home to share Christmas with his family

Dustin Lance Black made an arduous road trip from Michigan to Virginia with his older brother, Marcus, who is battling inoperable cancer.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter, whose moving speech at the 2009 Academy Awards reached out to gay kids everywhere, had asked for prayers for his brother whose outlook is grim. Black has now posted an update on his blog thanking people for the outpouring of support.