The 19-year-old teenager from Staffordshire raised over £3 million through social media for other cancer victims and was a true inspiration.
His mother, Jane Sutton, broke the news on Facebook saying:
“My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May. The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey. We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many.
His mom x”
Stephen was diagnosed with terminal cancer aged 15 and has been raising money since.
Stephen was re-admitted to hospital on Sunday after developing breathing difficulties caused by the re-growth of tumours.
David Cameron tweeted his condolences saying: “I’m deeply saddened to hear that Stephen Sutton has died. His spirit, bravery and fundraising for cancer research were all an inspiration.”
His Facebook page continues to raise money,