Stephen Sutton’s brother: I was blessed to grow up with him

The brother of a Burntwood teenager who raised more than £3.2million for charity has said that his achievements are a fitting tribute to his life.

Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton’s battle with cancer came to an end in the early hours of this morning (May 14).

Despite his deteriorating condition, the 19-year-old had still managed to help raise millions for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

His brother Chris paid tribute to Stephen, saying: “I could sit here all day typing words like inspirational, proud – but frankly his life and what he achieved speaks for itself. It doesn’t need a rambling eulogy from me.

“He’ll still always be a bit of t**t to me. Hey, he was my younger brother, it’s in the contract, but I was blessed to grow up with the best little t**t you could have.

“RIP bro.”

Prime Minister David Cameron was among those who paid tribute to Stephen, saying he was “deeply saddened” by the news of his death.

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