Bradley Lowery: Tributes inundate in for Sunderland mascot – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Bradley was a huge Sunderland fan and became a mascot for the club

Tributes have poured in from across the world for Bradley Lowery, who has died from terminal cancer.

The Sunderland fan, six, was diagnosed with a rare cancer aged 18 months old and went on to become “best mates” with his hero, striker Jermain Defoe.

After the announcement of his death by his family on social media, thousands took to Twitter to offer condolences.

In a statement, Sunderland Football Club said: “Bradley captured the hearts and intellects of everyone at our club.”

Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery succumbs Image caption The household uploaded this photo of Bradley to social media on Friday Image caption A selection of photos were on display at his sixth birthday party in May Image caption Everton Football Club donated 200,000 to his fundraising page Image caption Sunderland fans held up a banner of support for Bradley at the match against Swansea in May Image caption Jermain Defoe tweeted after the England game saying it was perfect to walk out with his best mate at Wembley

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