Brian Linehan, Canadian celebrity interviewer, dies at 58 of lymphatic cancer
TORONTO (CP) – Brian Linehan, the puckish, always-confident TV personality and interviewer of both Canadian and Hollywood stars, is dead.
The snowy-haired Linehan, a native of Hamilton, Ont., died Friday at his home after being diagnosed two years ago with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He last entered hospital May 2 and had been undergoing what a friend described as a “brutal” round of chemotherapy.
He was 58.
A CBC spokesman said a private funeral is anticipated and that details of a public memorial service will be released at a future date.