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Cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton dies aged 19

LONDON (AP) - Comedian Ricky Gervais and singer Barry Manilow are among those paying tribute to a teenager from central England who inspired a nation to give 3 million pounds ($5 million) to support cancer research.

In a posting on his Facebook page, Stephen Sutton's mother said he died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday.

Teen Who Raised $5.4M For Charity Dies After Cancer Battle

Using social media, the 19-year-old with incurable bowel cancer shared a list of the 46 things he wished to do before he died. Urging followers to support the Teenage Cancer Trust as they followed along, he went sky-diving, played drums before a crowd and hugged an elephant.

The page evolved, with Sutton's goal ultimately being simply to help others.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who had visited him in the hospital, praised his "incredible" efforts.

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W. Curtis May 15 2014 at 1:32 AM

What a wonderful, inspiring young man. Rest in peace Mr. Sutton, Rest in peace.

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jackie and john May 14 2014 at 6:48 PM

what a remarkable and courageous young man! god bless and rip

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hkmcnew May 14 2014 at 4:57 PM

Why does every article have to get political debates? This is not about the Democrats, Republicans or Obama! This is about a good man that died too young that made his mark on the world. God bless you, Stephen Sutton! You are watching over us from Heaven.

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flobamaguynow May 14 2014 at 4:50 PM


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jnrentz May 14 2014 at 4:29 PM

The United States wastes over 50 billion dollars a year on useless Foreign Aid. We give billions of dollars away to countries that neither like nor respect us. Our ally, Israel gets 3 billion dollars a year in Foreign Aid, minimum. Israel is a first world nation and does not need or deserve Foreign Aid.

In addition to the waste we give Israel, did you know that among the Foreign Aid recipients are those governments and organizations that seek to rehabilitate Mosques in foreign lands?

Why should US tax dollars go to the reconstruction of a religious building?

So, I advocate that with the exception of food, and medicine, all Foreign Aid be halted immediately and the money redirected to Medical Research, done by Americans in America.

The article above spoke of incurable bowel cancer. America should be in the business of curing cancer and not foreign aid.

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naojf22936 jnrentz May 14 2014 at 4:50 PM

Cancer has been around since day one....like...SIN. There will be no cure....surely, you know that.

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mngnman naojf22936 May 14 2014 at 5:32 PM

so what was day 1s sin?

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mngnman jnrentz May 14 2014 at 5:30 PM

hey we have been in the business of both spending billions for less than nothing

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Michelle May 14 2014 at 4:25 PM

God Bless...He was brave and a hero

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Brian Workman May 14 2014 at 4:06 PM

Englands GREAT Medical Program let Sutten down, just like ObamaCare is doing to the USA!!

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Rachel May 14 2014 at 4:04 PM

Wow, he did more at 19 than most of us will ever do in our lifetime.. So sad, but at least he left with a legacy and lots of support and love...suffer no more!

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naojf22936 Rachel May 14 2014 at 4:56 PM

Some never get off the ground.

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skydancer1140 May 14 2014 at 3:59 PM

with all going on in the world around us it is nice to know that a lot of good was done by a very good person

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Snow May 14 2014 at 3:56 PM

May you rest in peace STEPHEN...... :( felling sad

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