Leeds United pay tribute to 'superfan' six-year-old Toby Nye

Will Metcalfe
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Toby Nye was diagnosed with nueorblastoma on his fourth birthday. Despite radical treatment the popular Leeds Utd fan has died aged six. (SNWS)

Tributes have flooded in from the public after a brave six-year-old Leeds United super-fan lost his courageous battle against cancer.

Toby Nye battled stage four Neuroblastoma since his fourth birthday.

Despite undergoing groundbreaking treatment, made possible following a £200,000 fundraising campaign backed by Leeds United, doctors confirmed that Toby’s cancer returned last year – just months after he was given the all-clear.

“Little angel” Toby tragically lost his battle against cancer on January 12, surrounded by his loving family.

Toby Nye was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday. Despite radical treatment the popular Leeds Utd fan has died aged six. (SNWS)The family’s statement on social media on Sunday said: “Our little warrior passed away yesterday at 1345.

“He was at home in the arms of mummy and daddy, with his big brother Ollie, his baby sister Sienna and all his family around him.

“He fought so hard to the end, he wasn’t in any pain and he was peaceful. “I cannot even begin to explain how we are feeling right now, heartbroken doesn’t even come close.”

In a message on Twitter, the Leeds United account‏ said: “Heartbroken. The memories will live forever. We love you Toby x”

Toby Nye was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday. Despite radical treatment the popular Leeds Utd fan has died aged six. (SNWS)

The cancer is the same that Sunderland superfan Bradley Lowery bravely fought, capturing the hearts of the football world and becoming friends with Jermaine Defoe, until his death on July 7 2017.

The club’s owner, Mr Radrizzani, added: “RIP little angel Toby. I keep in my heart sweet and beautiful moments at Elland Road together.

“We love you angel. My prayers for you and your strong parents.”

Centre-back Liam Cooper, who previously carried the youngster onto the pitch at Elland Road, said: “Heartbroken to hear that my little mate has peacefully passed.

“I will forever cherish the moments we spent together. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

“Your smile will live with me forever. Sleep tight little man I love you.”

Toby Nye was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday. Despite radical treatment the popular Leeds Utd fan has died aged six. (SNWS)