‘Famous’ Rhode Island boy who battled terminal cancer dies

An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer whose dying wish to become famous in China reverberated around the world has died.

According to a post on the boy’s official Facebook page, Dorian Murray died Tuesday.

Dorian was diagnosed with a rare and untreatable form of pediatric cancer when he was 4. His treatment was stopped after cancer cells were found in his spinal fluid.

After Dorian told his family he wanted to be famous in China before he went to heaven, his father posted the wish on social media, urging people to use the hashtag #DStrong. It spread across the globe.

People from around the world sent him photos and well wishes, and #DStrong became a trending topic on social media.

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