Sunday 21 January 2018

Ricky Gervais leads tributes to Stephen Sutton

Robert Dex

Stephen Sutton used social media including Twitter and Facebook to raise millions of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust before his death, so it was fitting that many of his celebrity supporters went online to pay their tributes to the inspirational teenager.

Comic Ricky Gervais took to Twitter to say: "RIP Stephen Sutton. A true hero and inspiration to us all."

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott said: "So sad to hear of Stephen Sutton's passing but he achieved more in his 19 years than most do in a lifetime. Live life to the full EVERY day."




Broadcaster Clare Balding said: "Desperately sad to hear that Stephen Sutton has died. I feel privileged to have met him and heard him speak."

Singer Barry Manilow described the 19-year-old from Burntwood, Staffordshire, as "an inspiring and beautiful soul", while cricketer Kevin Pietersen said he was "an amazing, selfless and immensely inspirational young man".

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