Michael Cuccione

TV Actor

Michael Cuccione was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada on January 5th, 1985 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 16, Michael Cuccione biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1985
Nationality
Canada
Place of Birth
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Death Date
Jan 13, 2001 (age 16)
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Actor, Film Actor, Singer
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Michael Cuccione Life

Michael James Cuccione (January 5, 1985 – January 13, 2001) was a Canadian child actor, singer, dancer, writer, and cancer research advocate.

He was best known for his role as "Q.T." In the fictional boy band 2gether.

Personal life

Cuccione was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, and raised in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Cuccione's request to Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff resulted in his appearance in an episode titled "Reality Cancer Patient Charlie Everett Dodson Hays" in July 1997.

When they found Cuccione and cast him in the role of Jason "QT" McKnight, the creators of 2ge+her had already decided to film the film (and later the series) in Vancouver. The series, as well as the show's subsequent soundtrack, was a big hit. The spoof boy band became so popular with followers and musicians that they went on tour and opened for Britney Spears. Both soundtracks debuted on Billboard's Top 100. On MTV's 10 Spot, the 2ge+her film was released on February 21, 2000, and a sequel was launched on August 15 of the same year.

When Cuccione was nine years old, he was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymph nodes. It was injected with chemotherapy for five months, but it was revived the following year. His second bout of the disease was heaviest to his lungs. He needed massive doses of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and twelve radiation treatments around his heart and lungs. He was then cancer-free, but the medication left him with chronic lung and respiratory problems.

Cuccione became a well-known campaigner for cancer research and education. The Michael Cuccione Foundation for Cancer Research turned his passion for music into a fundraising effort by releasing a five-song CD, Make a Difference. He co-authored a book with his grandmother, titled "There are Survivors: The Michael Cuccione Story about his fight against cancer; his campaign raised C$500,000, which was donated to the Children's Hospital of British Columbia. Cuccione made several in-person appearances on television, radio, at universities, and hospitals, as well as other fundraising activities.

Cuccione began having respiratory difficulties as a result of his earlier cancer treatments and required an oxygen tank on-set as the second season of 2ge+her began. His demands grew, and he soon had to cancel many tapings of the show and public group appearances. Cuccione was unable to recover after a minor car accident in December 2000 and was admitted with pneumonia on December 4, 2000. He spent the remainder of his stay in the hospital, including his last Christmas, New Year's, and birthday before succumbing to respiratory disease on January 13, 2001, eight days after his 16th birthday.

Thousands of people attended the church in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the evening of January 17, 2001, and then on the next morning to mourn. Both of Cuccione's 2ge+her band/cast members were present at both services. David Hasselhoff, who gave the eulogy and dedicated a song at the Wednesday services, was also in attendance. Both services featured a 75-member choir from Cuccione's high school, Notre Dame Regional Secondary School. Among the items on display were pictures of Cuccione being blessed by Pope John Paul II, a massive poster of Cuccione with a teddy bear, and a massive array of wreaths and flowers. During the morning services on Thursday, a flurry of limousines, cars, and firetrucks followed Cuccione's casket through downtown Greater Vancouver. He was buried at Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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Michael Cuccione Career

Entertainment career

Cuccione's offer to Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff resulted in a role in an episode of the show as real-life cancer patient Charlie Everett Dodson Hays in July 1997.

When they discovered Cuccione and cast him in the role of Jason "QT" McKnight, the producers of 2ge+her had already agreed to shoot the film (and later the series) in Vancouver. The series, as well as the show's subsequent soundtrack, was a big hit. The spoof boy band became so popular with followers and artists that they went on tour and opened for Britney Spears. Both soundtracks made it to the Billboard Top 100. On MTV's 10 Spot, the 2ge+her film was released on February 21, 2000, and the series was soon followed on August 15 of that year.

When Cuccione was nine years old, he was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer affecting lymph nodes. It was treated with five months of chemotherapy, but it returned the following year. His second bout with the disease was heaviest to his lungs. He required massive doses of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and twelve radiation treatments for his heart and lungs. He was then cancer free, but the treatment left him with persistent lung and respiratory difficulties.

Cuccione has worked as a well-known campaigner for cancer research and education. The Michael Cuccione Foundation for Cancer Research and Education turned his passion for music into a fundraising effort by releasing Make a Difference, a five-song CD. He also co-authored a book with his grandmother, titled There are Survivors: The Michael Cuccione Story about his battle against cancer; his campaign raised C$500,000, which was donated to the Children's Hospital in British Columbia. Cuccione made many in-person appearances on television, radio, at colleges and hospitals, as well as other fundraising activities.

Cuccione was soon suffering from lung injuries from his previous cancer treatments, and he required an oxygen tank on-set. His problems piled up, and he soon had to miss multiple tapings of the show and public group appearances. Cuccione was unable to recover from the effects of a minor car accident in December 2000 and became sick in the hospital on December 4, 2000, with pneumonia. He spent the remainder of his stay in the hospital on a ventilator and celebrated his last Christmas, New Year's, and birthday before succumbing to respiratory disease on January 13, 2001, eight days after his 16th birthday.

Thousands gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the evening of January 17, 2001, and then on the next morning to mourn. Both services were attended by all four members of Cuccione's 2ge+her band/cast members. David Hasselhoff, who gave the eulogy and dedicated a song at the Wednesday services, was also on hand. Both services featured a 75-member choir from Cuccione's high school, Notre Dame Regional Secondary School. Among the items on display were images of Cuccione being blessed by Pope John Paul II, a huge poster of Cuccione with a teddy bear, and a massive collection of wreaths and flowers. A procession of limousines, motorcycles, and fire trucks accompanied Cuccione's casket through Greater Vancouver's streets on Thursday. He was buried in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, at Ocean View Burial Park.

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