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 about a promising young 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.
In the news: 50 Cent relives his near-fatal shooting in '9 Shots' video. The rapper reenacts a similarly disturbing situation in the new video for the fittingly-titled 9 Shots. (Watch video below).
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