The show aired its last episode in May 2011 and then a year later, Buell revealed he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He now opens up to People about his battle with cancer and what it was liking coming to terms with his own mortality.
"At times, I was experiencing almost like a traffic jam in my body and my kidneys would shut down or I'd be in insane, intense abdominal pain, like I was being stabbed to death," says Buell. "I was throwing up constantly, suffering fever, changing of the skin. It took some time to get things under control."
"I had a friend who came [to see me]. An older gentleman, Charles, who was in his early 60s