Bradley Lowery aged 6 has a rare childhood cancer known as neuroblastoma, however his mum has recently started pleading for people to stop contacting her asking if he has passed away.

The young Sunderland fan touched the world of football and beyond with his gorgeous smile, despite his terminal illnesss.

His family from County Durham, regularly update his social media profiles to let followers know how Bradley is doing, but his mum, Gemma has informed followers she couldn’t respond to all messages of concern.

She also stated she wouldn’t be responding to messages surrounding therapies and remedies, writing: “As a parent I’ve done and tried everything I can to cure Bradley but unfortunately nothing has worked.”

Most recently, she has asked followers to stop contacting her, asking whether her ill son has passed away.

She wrote: “Also I really don’t like to read messages saying that you think my child is going to die within the next week, asking if he has died yet, or asking if I know when he is going to die so please think of how I feel when reading that sort of thing before sending a message.”

Bradley won the hearts of the nation whilst acting as a mascot for Sunderland last season and even became friends with Jermain Defoe.

Earlier this week, Bradley urged followers to purchase his charity single ‘Smile For Bradley’. All those who downloaded the track would be entered into a draw to win a signed football shirt.