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Parents Make Tragic Announcement: 'Beautiful Boy' Charlie Gard Has Died

Daily Mail / Feature World

Just days after his parents agreed to end their battle to keep their infant son on life support, little Charlie Gard has died.

The terminally ill infant passed away in hospice under the terms of an end-of-life plan agreed upon by a High Court judge. He didn't even make it to his first birthday.

The news was confirmed the evening of Friday, July 28, 2017 when Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, said: "Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you, Charlie."

One day before, High Court judge Nicholas Francis had approved an end-of-life plan that would see little Charlie moved to hospice, despite his parents' request to let him die at home.

The baby boy received care at Great Ormond Street Hospital before he was to be transferred to the hospice where his artificial ventilator would be switched off.

It is not clear if he passed away in hospice or in the hospital.

Charlie, who was born on August 4, 2016, inherited a faulty gene that affects the cells responsible for energy production and respiration.

He was unable to breath or move unaided.

His diagnosis of infantile onset encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome was incurable and untreatable.

May he rest in peace.

[h/t BBC / The Independent]

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