May 14

Cancer Fundraiser Stephen Sutton Dies

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Photo credit: Stephen Sutton Facebook

Sad news today as cancer fundraiser, Stephen Sutton, has died from bowel cancer.

The news was announced by his mother on his Facebook account. She said: “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’

Before he died Stephen raised £3million for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He was only 19 and had battled the disease for four years.

Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes praising his. He wrote: “I’m deeply saddened to hear that Stephen Sutton has died. His spirit, bravery and fundraising for cancer research were all an inspiration.”

Ricky Gervais tweeted: “RIP Stephen Sutton. A true hero & inspiration to us all.”

Ed Miliband also tweeted: “Tragic news that Stephen Sutton has passed away. His bravery & determination to live life to the full was an inspiration to us all.”