A SHATTERED twin has lost his beloved brother just before Christmas after a headache turned out to be brain cancer.
Tragic Ashan Corrick, 25, from Filton, near Bristol, was struck down with a headache for just two days before he was diagnosed with incurable stage-four cancer.
His family raised more than £6,000 for experimental treatments but Ashan – who had never been ill before – tragically lost his cancer battle last week, just after a month after being diagnosed reports Bristol Live .
His twin Aysa posted a heartbreaking Facebook tribute saying Ashan had made him “the proudest brother in the world”.
It reads: “Tonight was the last night I said good night to my twin brother… the most painful day I will ever go through.
“He fought so hard for the past week but unfortunately he lost his battle with cancer. He left peaceful and in our mother’s arms.
“Thank you everyone for their kind words and constant support through this. Believe it or not, it has made it so much easier for everyone in our family so thank you so much.
“I love you all so much and I know this will upset a lot but one thing Ashan got upset about when he had the news he received was how much this affected people and I promised him we’ll celebrate and remember the happiness he brought to our lives.”
Tonight was the last night I said good night to my twin brother… the most painful day I will ever go through. He fought so hard for the past week but unfortunately he lost his battle with cancer.
Aysa plans to organise “one of the biggest parties Bristol has ever seen” in January to celebrate Ashan’s life.
His tribute added: “I made you promises which have given me the strength and purpose which I needed.
“I love you more than you can possibly imagine brother and I’m so happy that you can’t feel this pain anymore.”
Message have flooded in from friends and loved ones who described Ashan as a “brave fighter” and “beautiful soul”.
He had launched a booming home improvements business only months before his diagnosis.
His former basketball team City Academy Bristol Storm posted online: “Our thoughts and prayers are today with the family and friends of former junior Ashan Corrick, who passed recently following the shock discovery of a brain tumour.”
‘HARDWORKING YOUNG MAN’
The club described him as a “hardworking and dedicated young man, and a real pleasure to work with and know”.
He described it as a “seven out of 10” headache but it was not going away.
He told Bristol Live in September: “I drove myself to Southmead and they gave me a scan,” he said at the time.
“Then when I was in the waiting room, a woman came out and said she had found something.
“A dark mass in the brain was mentioned. I had to stay in overnight, but I didn’t think it was going to be that serious.
“The next day they operated on me. It was only five minutes before the op that they told me, almost in a passing way, it was cancerous.”
The surgeon removed a tumour from his brain but was not able to remove the cancerous cells which were deeply embedded.
He was discharged four days after surgery but it was only when he returned to hospital for the results of his biopsy that he received his terminal prognosis.
Ashan was buried on December 19 at Greenbank Masjid mosque.