Bradley Lowery has passed away after cancer battle

Brave Bradley’s mam announced the news via her boy’s Facebook campaign page today, July 7.

She posted: “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”

Bradley’s fight against neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer, had attracted world-wide attention and saw thousands of people from all walks of life wishing him and his family well.

Over £700,000 was raised to pay for him to be given antibody treatment in New York, but medics then found his cancer had grown and the family were informed his illness was terminal.

In December last year, Bradley’s parents Gemma and Carl, from Blackhall Colliery, were told he only had a matter of months to live.

Four months later they were told the latest and final round of his treatment had failed.

In the hours before he passed away, well-wishers on Facebook posted blue hearts and changed their profile pictures in his honour.

He was diagnosed with at the age of two and died shortly after his sixth birthday.

The East Durham News team extends its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of a very brave and courageous young man.