Spiderman surprise boy Jayden dies

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Published: Saturday 27th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A terminally ill boy who became an internet star when his father dressed up as Spiderman to surprise him on his fifth birthday has died, his family confirmed.

Jayden Wilson, from Basingstoke in Hampshire, was given a year to live in September 2013 when he was diagnosed with cancer.

A video of a stunned Jayden being greeted by the comic book character went viral and has been viewed nearly nine million times on YouTube.

Jayden’s father Mike Wilson said his son died peacefully in his bed on Christmas Eve having battled with a malignant brain tumour.

Writing on the Hope For Jayden Facebook page, he said: ” Jayden fought an amazing battle. By far he was the most bravest person we know.

“But unfortunately late on Christmas Eve, Jayden died peacefully in his sleep, warm in his bed.

“Jayden, to us, is the most inspiring person ever, fighting this tumour with all his might.

“We now remember Jayden as that cheeky little chappy, always smiling, playing with his favourite toys, on his scooter, enjoying school, and playing with his friends x will never forget this little Spartan Warrior x.”

Published: Saturday 27th December 2014 by The News Editor

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