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Teenage Cancer Patient Stephen Sutton Who Raised Over £3 Million For Charity Dies

The 19-year-old was diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago.

1. Stephen Sutton’s mother has announced on Facebook the teenager “passed away peacefully in his sleep” on Wednesday morning.

Stephen Sutton's mother has announced on Facebook the teenager "passed away peacefully in his sleep" on Wednesday morning.

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Facebook: StephensStory

2. She said in the post:

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

3. The message received 76,000 comments in half an hour, with people paying tribute to the inspirational teen.

Sutton made headlines around the world after raising millions of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust after posting a “final thumbs up” message on his Facebook page on April 22.

4. The teenager was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 15 and told two years later it was terminal.

The teenager was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 15 and told two years later it was terminal.

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Via Facebook: StephensStory

He later drew up a bucket list of 46 tasks he wanted to complete before his death to raise money for charity, with an original target of £10,000.

The total he actually raised currently stands at over £3.25 million.

5. The Teenage Cancer Trust said on Wednesday: “The thoughts of everyone here at Teenage Cancer Trust are with Stephen’s family and friends.

“We are humbled and hugely grateful for what Stephen achieved and continues to achieve for us.”

6. The surge in donations was sparked by numerous celebrities tweeting their support, led by comedian Jason Manford.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/richardhjames/teenage-cancer-patient-who-raised-over-3-million-for-charity

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