CBC Radio Writer, 'Corner Gas' Actor Mike O'Brien Dies At 51
May 27, 2015 at 4:07 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of MIKE O'BRIEN, who spent 11 years as writer/producer and performer on CBC RADIO's "COMEDY FACTORY" podcast and head writer for the network's CONTENT FACTORY team and was an actor who played a recurring role on the long-running hit CTV sitcom "CORNER GAS." O'BRIEN lost his battle with cancer SUNDAY night at his WINNIPEG home at the age of 51.
O'BRIEN, who started his media career in newspapers at the MEDICINE HAT NEWS and REGINA LEADER POST before becoming an actor and achieving fame in CANADA as "CORNER GAS" insurance salesman/liquor store owner "Wes Humboldt" and as "Lorne Goldstein" on HBO CANADA's "LESS THAN KIND," had chronicled his fight with cancer on a blog called "THE BIG DISEASY," with his last post appearing the day of his passing.
He also produced the "REVISION QUEST" series on CBC RADIO ONE and the CBC's SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO channel and appeared on "DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA" and "MINORITY REPORT," among other CBC RADIO shows.