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Bradley Lowery Terminally ill Sunderland young fan dies at 6

Bradley later became a football sensation often acting as a Sunderland mascot, leading the team out for Premier League games.

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Bradley Lowery play Young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery has died after a longtime illness (PA Wire/PA Images)

Terminally ill Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery has died on Friday, July 7 at the age of six.

Bradley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013, a terminal cancer which attacks the nervous system.

Although he was told he was in remission in December 2014 after several operations and a first bout of chemotherapy, the cancer returned.

Bradley Lowery play Bradley Lowery became a football sensation after leading Sunderland out for games (AFP/File)

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Bradley later became a football sensation often acting as a Sunderland mascot, leading the team out for Premier League games.

He also led England out at Wembley for a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

He struck a special friendship with England striker Jermain Defoe who carries the kid with him out on most of his games.

Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe play Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe became best friends before his death (The FA via Getty Images)

 

His parents confirmed his death on Friday.

He was our little superhero and out the biggest fight up but he was needed elsewhere. There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are.”

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