Gong and Soft Machine's Daevid Allen Has Six Months To Live

. (Classic Rock) Gong icon Daevid Allen has been told he has six months to live as a result of inoperable cancer - and he's told fans he's not going to fight the disease any longer.

The 77-year-old Australian, a founding member of Soft Machine, has asked his followers to begin letting him go. He'd previously undergone surgery to address his illness.

Allen says in a statement: "It is now confirmed that the invading cancer has returned to successfully established dominant residency in my neck. The original surgery took much of it out, but the cancer has recreated itself with renewed vigour, while also spreading to my lung.

"I have now been given approximately six months to live. My view has changed. I am not interested in endless operations. In fact is has come as a relief to know that the end is in sight. I am a great believer in 'The Will of the Way Things Are' and I also believe that the time has come to stop resisting and denying and to surrender to the way it is." Read more here.

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