Monday, April 18, 2011

TV personality loses son to rare disorder

Lyndey Milan and her son, Blair.

The 29-year-old son of a well known food and wine expert has died from a rare blood disorder just days after complaining of feeling tired.

Blair Milan, son of Lyndey Milan, collapsed at his home in Erskineville, in Sydney's inner west, on Thursday after returning home from an overseas trip where he was promoting a new cooking series he completed with his mother.

Blair was recovering from wisdom tooth surgery and thought his fatigue was due to the trip and a slow recovery from surgery.

But he was admitted to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Thursday after a blood test showed he had Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Ms Milan, one of Australia's most recognisable food and wine personalities, was in Sicily when she learned from her ex-husband that their son had been diagnosed with the aggressive form of leukemia.

Ms Milan decided to fly home immediately after doctors said chemotherapy was the only way to save Blair.

"I said if you do it, will he still be there when I get home and they said, 'I cant tell you that'," she told Nine News.

She arrived home at 7am on Saturday morning and went straight to the hospital, where Blair was medically sedated and breathing through a ventilator.

He died on Sunday.

Blair began his TV career at the age of 14 as a presenter for Nickelodeon's Coast to Coast and also launched GO! Channel for the Nine Network in 2009.

A funeral is expected to be held this Thursday.
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