HeraldScotland blogger Graeme Smith has died peacefully at home of cancer aged 44.

Diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable form of brain tumour, in December 2011, Graeme documented his treatment through a series of poignant and irreverent blogs.

A journalist for more than 20 years and latterly Content Editor at s1, Graeme's last piece - about how it felt to receive a terminal diagnosis - was published in April.

He is survived by wife Clare.

In his final months, Graeme raised more than £4,000 for the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. Donations to his Just Giving fundraising page can be made here.

s1 Managing Director Mark Smith said: "Graeme will be remembered by his friends and colleagues for many things but two in particular came together in his blog - his real talent for writing and his remarkable fortitude and optimism when faced with some very dark days. He will be sorely missed."