The 68-year-old actor shared the news on Facebook on Friday, alongside a photo of himself offering a smirk.
“To all of the people that I never got to meet, and the 6,018 die hard fans that enjoyed my work. I have some bad news. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer,” he revealed. “I have approximately 1 to 3 years to live.”
While the terminal diagnosis is sad news, Hicks said that retrospectively, he can’t complain.
“But I gotta tell ya, I sure as hell packed a whole bunch of living into my 68 years,” he said. “I got no change coming back that’s for sure. And not too many regrets.”
The actor then made a reference to 1987’s “Evil Dead II,” in which he played Jake.
Actor Danny Hicks at the 2015 Monsterpalooza Horror Convention held at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on March 28, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
“Ok, gotta go. I’m gunna find out just what in the hell is going on down in that fruit cellar,” he said. “Take a stroll on over to FullEmpirePromotions and see what my friend Dominic has in the store.”
A fundraiser was created online to raise money for Hicks’ medical costs. The fundraiser has a $8,000 goal.