This afternoon brought the sad news that young Bradley Lowery, aged six, has died following his battle with cancer.


Little Bradley won the hearts of the public for his bravery during his fight and became well-known after a fundraising campaign to raise money for specialist treatment gained traction online.


Bradley had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, known as neuroblastoma in 2013. Initially, doctors believed he was in remission but in June 2016 his cancer returned.


In December, his parents were given the awful news that his cancer was terminal and he would not survive.


The young boy fulfilled his dream of becoming a mascot for Sunderland Football Club and became close pals with footballer Jermain Defoe.


His family announced their sad loss online today, writing: “My brave boy went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in Mammy and Daddy’s arms.”



Last night, the family shared a heart-wrenching update, indicating the little boy was in a critical condition.


“Bradley has had a settled day, he is no longer responsive but we know he is listening to everything we say. He is fighting so hard it's heartbreaking for us to watch,” the post read.


“When the time comes there will be an update on his page first before anywhere else. Thank you for all your kind words and support,” it concluded.


We are utterly heartbroken for Bradley’s family and friends, may he rest in peace.