Tributes flood in for St. Alfie Evans as world reacts to news brave tot has died

RIP ALFIE

Tributes flood in for [St.] Alfie Evans as world reacts to news brave tot has died

Social media has been awash with tributes to the tot who lost his life at 2:30am this morning

TRIBUTES have poured in for tragic tot Alfie Evans after he passed away early this morning.

Social media was awash with heartfelt messages for the battling baby after his dad revealed he had “lain down his shield”.

Alfie Evans lost his life this morning after the courts ruled his parents couldn't take him to Italy for further treatment

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Alfie Evans lost his life this morning after the courts ruled his parents couldn’t take him to Italy for further treatment

Tom Evans took to Facebook to tell the world poor Alfie had died after British judges denied them the right to take him to Italy.

He wrote: “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30… absolutely heartbroken… I LOVE YOU MY GUY”.

Alfie’s mum Kate James wrote: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken. Thankyou everyone for all your support”.

Celebs piled in with their messages of support for the fallen tot.

Alfie's dad Tom revealed the tot had passed away on Facebook this morning

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Alfie’s dad Tom revealed the tot had passed away on Facebook this morning

His mum Kate added that her baby boy had 'got his wings'

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His mum Kate added that her baby boy had ‘got his wings’

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan tweeted: “RIP Alfie Evans. My deepest condolences to his parents, who fought so hard for their brave little boy.”

Apprentice supremo Lord Sugar posted: “RIP Alfie Evans . Sad day for his parents who fought so hard for him.”

Sky News’ Kay Burley added simply: “RIP Alfie Evans”

BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker said:” Very sad to hear about the death of little Alfie Evans. I hope his family are able to find some sort of peace after such a painful & public few weeks.”

TV chef James Martin added: “RIP Alfie Evans”

Tory MP and leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, tweeted: “So very sad to hear that Alfie Evans has passed away. My thoughts are with his parents and family who must be devastated.

“Grateful thanks to the hospital staff who did all they could for him in such terribly difficult circumstances”.

Boxer and fellow Liverpudlian also tweeted his condolences to the little lad saying: “RIP Alfie Evans… A brave little soldier all the way to the end… Thoughts are with his mother & father today.. #RIPAlfieEvans.”

Alfie died after receiving treatment at Liverpool’s Alder Hey children’s hospital where he had been in intensive care for more than a year suffering from a mystery brain condition.

The battling tot had surprised medics by breathing unaided with just oxygen, milk and water since life-support was withdrawn at 9.17pm on Monday.

His parents had asked well-wishers to pray as they kept a bedside vigil and posted pictures of him sleeping on mum Kate’s chest as he clung to life.

Tom holds his son close in his hospital bed in a touching image before the youngster died

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Tom holds his son close in his hospital bed in a touching image before the youngster died

Little Alfie pictured with his mum Kate James and dad Tom Evans who fought an agonising battle to keep him alive

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Little Alfie pictured with his mum Kate James and dad Tom Evans who fought an agonising battle to keep him alive

Tributes have poured for little Alfie Evans, pictured with his doting dad Tom

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Tributes have poured for little Alfie Evans, pictured with his doting dad Tom

Alfie’s plight touched millions around the world and drew a personal intervention from the Pope as his parents lost a high-profile legal battle to keep him alive.

Supporters held protests in London, Belfast, Warsaw and the US after judges refused to let Alfie go to a hospital in Italy.

On Thursday evening supporters held a candlelit vigil at the Vatican – as Tom called for protests outside the hospital to end so Alfie’s final days could be “dignified”.

Emotions got high and supporters were in tense stand offs with police as they campaigned outside the hospital building.

Alfie was shown cuddling his family after his life support was turned off

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Alfie was shown cuddling his family after his life support was turned off on Monday night

Alfie Evans was born with a rare degenerative condition

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Alfie Evans was born with a rare degenerative brain condition

Footage posted shows Alfie Evans’ eyes open after life support is turned off

But Tom pleaded with them to “return back to your everyday lives” after accepting the campaign was over and deciding to focus instead of trying to take Alfie home to die in peace.

He thanked medics for their “dignity and professionalism” and added: “Together we recognise the strains that recent events have put upon us all and we now wish for privacy for everyone concerned.

“In Alfie’s interests we will work with his treating team on a plan that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs.”

Tom also told Alfie’s Army: “We are very grateful and we appreciate all the support we have received from around the world, including from our Italian and Polish supporters, who have dedicated their time and support to our incredible fight.”

Alfie Evans mum posts touching video of tot after 48 hours off life support

Tom Evans said he believed his son would live for years if he was allowed to go home

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Tom Evans said he believed his son could live for years if he was allowed to go home

Supporters turned out in their dozens at the Vatican to hold a candlelit vigil for Alfie Evans

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Supporters turned out in their dozens at the Vatican to hold a candlelit vigil for Alfie Evans

A lone woman stands at the abandoned protest site outside Alder Hey Hospital after Alfie’s dad Tom told supporters to go home

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A lone woman stands at the abandoned protest site outside Alder Hey Hospital after Alfie’s dad Tom told supporters to go home

Hundreds of supporters had gathered outside Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool

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Hundreds of supporters had gathered outside Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool

Alfie Evans’ father Tom, reads a statement outside Alder Hey Hospital calling on ‘Alfie’s Army to ‘stand down’ and praises staff for ‘dignity and professionalism’

 

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