Stephen Sutton loses battle with cancer: ‘Our hearts are broken’

Stephen Sutton's mother has sadly revealed that her brave teenage son has lost his battle with cancer early this morning


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Terminally ill teenager Stephen Sutton, who raised more than £3m for charity after his amazing story went public, has sadly lost his battle with cancer.

His mother revealed the news on Facebook, revealing that she and Stephen's family are overwhelmingly proud of their inspirational son.

She wrote: "My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May.

"The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey.

"We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many.

"Love, his mom x"

Via Facebook
Via Facebook

The 19-year-old was diagnosed with bowel cancer when he was 15.

Despite treatment the tumours spread, with doctors telling him the disease was terminal in 2012.

Hundreds of thousands of people have supported his fundraising efforts for the Teenage Cancer Trust since he posted a picture of himself in hospital in April with a goodbye message as he thought he was nearing death.

The amount raised totals £3.24m to date.

We hope the inspirational teenager finally finds peace - and our thoughts are with his family.

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