'Ink Master' Star Ryan Hadley Dies at 46 After Cancer Battle
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The renowned tattoo artist who competed in 'Ink Master' season 6 passed away on Thursday, June 20 'surrounded by loved ones' after a valiant fight against cancer.

AceShowbiz - Ryan Hadley, the acclaimed tattoo artist known for his participation in the sixth season of the popular reality series "Ink Master", has tragically passed away at the age of 46. The news was announced via a statement posted on Hadley's Instagram account on June 21.

"Ryan left this world last night surrounded by loved ones," the statement read. "While his life was cut short, in that time he left a legacy behind in both the art and tattoo world."

Hadley's season on "Ink Master" aired in 2015, where he showcased his exceptional tattooing skills. After his time on the show, he continued to thrive as a tattoo artist, sharing his latest creations with his many followers on social media.

In December 2023, Hadley revealed his seminoma cancer diagnosis, a malignant germ cell tumor that spread from testicular cancer. He underwent chemotherapy but in April 2024, he announced that the treatment had been unsuccessful and the cancer had spread to his lungs and liver.

Despite his diagnosis, Hadley remained determined to fight, stating, "I'm only 45 and I'm not ready to leave here yet. I will not abandon my children and loved ones. I'm here fighting one day at a time."

In recent days, Hadley's family had asked for donations to help pay for end-of-life expenses. His legacy as a talented artist and a beloved father will continue to be cherished by his family, friends, and fans.

Hadley's passing has sent shockwaves through the tattoo community, with many expressing their grief and paying tribute to his exceptional talent and unwavering spirit. He will be fondly remembered as a true legend in the world of art and ink.

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