did deon barnes have cancer and if so did he die "Sigma Chi" Is What It Is

Deon Barnes, a character in the 2011 film All Things Fall Apart, is based on a real life friend of Curtis Jackson (better known as 50 Cent). The movie is based on Barnes, a football player for the University of Michigan with hopes of playing in the NFL - until he finds out he has cancer. The real name of the inspiration for Barnes' character has not been released, but 50 Cent has stated that he lost his battle with cancer.

Updated on Thursday, February 16 2012 at 11:44PM EST