The family of Bradley Lowery have sadly confirmed today that the six year old has passed away from cancer after a long and hard battle with neuroblastoma.
His Facebook says “My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family. 💔💔💔
He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed else where.
There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.
Thank you everyone for all your support and kind words.
Sleep tight baby boy and fly high with them angels”
On Wednesday 28th June, an update on his Facebook page said:
“Bradley is deteriorating fast, his temperature is going very high his breathing very fast his oxygen levels low. He is sleeping most the time apart from odd times awake. We knew this was coming but we are heart broken beyond words. We have been told he could be like this for days it just depends on him and his body”
Sunderland fan Bradley has been receving end-of-life care at home for a number of weeks and recently released a charity single, which you can find here Bradley Lowery Charity Single
The six-year-old had received thousands of messages of support from around the world and even became best friends with former Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe.
In a Facebook statement in May his family said a scan had revealed new tumours.
It said: “Bradley had a scan on Monday and it showed what we feared. Bradley’s cancer is spreading at a very fast rate and he has now got lots of new tumours including in his lungs.
In an statement posted on July 6th, brave young Bradley seemed to be getting closer to the end, but is still fighting on, as his family said:
“Bradley is still fighting to stay with us. Nobody knows where he is getting the strength from or how he is doing it. He has been very close to going with the angels but he pulls himself out of it. It is a hard time for us waiting and watching for our baby to take his last breath. He started with fighting and he is ending with fighting (sic).”
He’s raised thousands for neuroblastoma and you can donate here
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.