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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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myste98325 May 14 2014 at 11:39 AM

Bless his heart for all he has done,and his reward is more than we can know. May the Good Lord be close and confort his family.

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jle499 May 14 2014 at 1:24 PM

Excellence in life.

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Linda May 14 2014 at 1:21 PM

Wow. One of my sons turned 19 today. I cannot begin to imagine not having him here. I am sorry Stephen lost his battle with cancer, and I am sorry his parents are now mourning their sons death Live and love like there is no tomorrow as today may be the last day of your life. Life is so precious. RIP Stephen Sutton.

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vglass2362 May 14 2014 at 1:13 PM

Greatness comes in all sizes and ages; Sutton is a giant among giants and he made a difference. Life is not measured by years but by conviction and accomplishment and in this he lived a long life and left indelible footprints in the sand.

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atwinnie May 14 2014 at 12:16 PM

very positive helped others at a time he could have folded

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vrf19977 May 14 2014 at 12:06 PM

Truly an inspiration to us all

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bettykc2 May 14 2014 at 11:57 AM

This young man made a conscious choice to help others and enjoy the time he had left instead of feeling sorry for himself. That fact alone should be an inspiration to us all.

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bg101962 May 14 2014 at 11:50 AM

The only thing that lives on after you are your good deeds, large and small. Remember that.

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The Canoli King May 14 2014 at 11:46 AM

In his short life ,he made a big impact,then many people do in a lifetime. May you Stephan have a pleasant spiritual journey.

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robertelee10 May 14 2014 at 1:24 PM

RIP to a wonderful young man...........

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