Love & Struggle
was a cast member in the second season of the Spike Channel tattoo artist show, Ink Master.
On December 24, he passed away from cancer. Cummings was very open about his struggle
with stage four colorectal cancer. He had written movingly about it. He wrote on Instagram just a few weeks before he died: "This is one of the last pics I took with my love before things became worse. Ive debated over the last two months on wether (sic) I should come out about what’s going on with me. I want to be inspirational, helpful, hopeful, and give everyone hope. So two months ago the cancer took a turn for the worse and has spread to my liver, lungs, kidneys,and has really damaged my colon majorly. So I’ve been hospitalized again. I am still fighting but this is a lot of pain. More than any person should have to go through. Worst is laying here in my hospital room with all these leads and fluids and everything else and I’m so sad that there’s a chance that I might have to say goodbye to my love before I’m ready. I can’t walk anymore, can’t draw anymore, I’ve lost about everything that was me. And I’m ok with it cause I have my Kate. As long as I have you I promise to fight everyday and never give up. I love you baby. Funny how at the absolute worst part of my life, the most painful part, knowing just how close I am to leaving I find you. You are worth every moment of pain & suffering. I love you Kate. With all I am. Wish my luck with my surgery tomorrow." Dave Navarro confirmed the death of Cummings, 35, on Twitter. (Instagram/Clint Cummings)