Bradley Lowery


Age: 6

British soccer mascot who struck up a close friendship with England striker Jermain Defoe after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and gaining fans across the sport, who had neuroblastoma when he was a mascot for then-English Premier League team Sunderland several times last season and formed a bond with Defoe (who now plays for Bournemouth), in which soccer fans had hoped a massive fund-raising effort in 2016 could get him to the U.S. for pioneering treatment, but his family announced in December 2016 that his cancer was terminal.

Cause of Death: Neuroblastoma

Born: May 17, 2011

Died: July 7, 2017

Sunderland, England