The 23-month-old, who was being treated at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, passed away at 2.30am today, his parents said. ByNatalie EvansSophie EvansCharlotte Neal
UPDATED16:07, 28 APR 2018
Alfie Evans has died five days after his life support was switched off.
The “warrior” toddler, who was being treated at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, passed away at 2.30am today, his parents said.
His devastated dad Tom Evans and mum Kate James wrote on Facebook: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken
“Thank you everyone for all your support.”
The couple, both from Liverpool, had fought to take Alfie to a foreign hospital for treatment, but lost a final court appeal on Wednesday.
This afternoon, more than 1,000 supporters released hundreds of purple and blue balloons into the air near Alder Hey in memory of the little boy.
Little Alfie, who suffered from a mystery brain condition, had been taken off life support, against his parents’ wishes, on Monday night.
Earlier, Bradley Lowery’s mum, Gemma, sent her love to Tom and Kate and told their son to “go have some fun” with her own boy in Heaven.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis said he was “deeply moved” by Alfie’s death.