Had he continued as a rebel, he might not have had such scorn for effective cancer cures, instead buying into and clinging to expensive proprietary science that led to his death. Cancer does not kill nowadays; officially sanctioned oncology "treatments" (chemo, radiation, surgery) do.
The former rebel could do no more than cling in fear, trusting highly paid "experts" who have a track record of "curing" no one and showing scorn for alternatives with track records. Paradoxically, with allopathic medicine, one can only hope for a spontaneous remission as divine intervention. Cancer is a symptom of toxicity.
Fear kills. And so long as people give away their power out of fear, the medical establishment will grow richer, people will raise more money for research (that is only permitted into drugs, surgery, and radioactive bombardment of the body -- expensive procedures that would kill a healthy person. Why not bring back leeching, bloodletting, and trepanning?