Illness

'Big Bang Theory' cast films melanoma PSA after death of young fan

Pop-U-List: Think you know everything about 'The Big Bang Theory'? Here are some fun facts you may have missed

 

The cast of CBS's hit comedy show "The Big Bang Theory" has filmed a public service announcement to raise awareness about skin cancer after learning of the death of a young Maryland fan.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the video features the cast reminding young fans to have their skin checked by a dermatologist for melanoma.

The cast filmed the spot after learning about 17-year-old Claire M. Wagonhurst, a Baltimore County high school student who died from adolescent melanoma in October 2014.

Wagonhurst's mother, Marianne Banister, a former WBAL-TV news anchor, says her daughter frequently watched "The Big Bang Theory" as the melanoma progressed and her vision declined.

AROUND THE WEB