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Friday 22 August 2014

Heroic Oscar Knox's family pay tribute to 'superhero'

Published 10/05/2014 | 02:30

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Oscar Knox with his father Stephen at Celtic's Parkhead last year
Oscar Knox got to act as a mascot for Celtic
Oscar Knox, who has passed away, with his Irish flag
Oscar Knox, who has passed away, with his Irish flag

THE family of Oscar Knox – the boy whose heroic battle against cancer touched the hearts of people around the world – have paid a moving tribute to their "little superhero".

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Oscar lost his fight for life on Thursday after a two-and- a-half-year battle with neuroblastoma. He was five years old.

His parents announced his death to more than 54,000 followers on their Wee Oscar Twitter account yesterday morning.

The family said: "Our little superhero achieved so much in his short life and inspired so many people throughout the world to do so many amazing things, something we are incredibly proud of."

Irish Independent

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