Rhode Island boy, 8, who battled with terminal cancer dies

An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer who told his father he wanted to be famous in China has died.

Dorian Murray’s family says he died late Tuesday night.

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

Earlier this year, the Westerly boy told his family he wanted to be famous in China before going to heaven. His father posted the wish on social media, urging people to use the hashtag #DStrong, and it spread across the globe.

Since then, Dorian received the key to the city of Cranston and state lawmakers passed a General Assembly resolution marking Jan. 20 as "#DSTRONG Day" in his honor.

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