Video: Firefighter with cancer sings ‘The Dance’ days before dying

Shortly after the video was filmed from his hospital room, Marc Wright lost his three-year battle with cancer

By FireRescue1 Staff

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A firefighter who was recently featured in a viral video died Monday after losing his battle with cancer.

FOX46 Charlotte reported that Marc Wright, a 25-year veteran of the Columbia Fire Department, performed “The Dance” by Garth Brooks while surrounded by family and friends in his hospital bed. He lost his three-year battle with cancer days later.

"He was an amazing man and as you can see had a beautiful voice," Wright’s sister, Michele, said.

Wright’s cancer returned for a fourth time last summer, and he retired from the fire service Feb. 2017.


My wonderful brother, Marc Wright, singing The Dance last night We have been getting a lot of requests to help financially to cover his medical bills and funeral expense, so we set up a GO-FUND-ME page.

Posted by Michele Wright on Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Garth Brooks commented on the video during his live stream.

“When you find a good voice for a good song, all of a sudden it takes on its own voice, and I’ve never heard ‘The Dance’ sung like this guy sings it.” 

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