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Sir Kipsta: Marcus Rashford & Susanna Reid pay tribute to ‘superstar’ YouTuber who died aged 17 after 7-hour heart op

FOOTBALL ace Marcus Rashford and Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid have paid tribute to an “absolute superstar” YouTuber who died aged 17.

Man U super-fan Alex Dragomir – known as ‘Sir Kipsta’ – posted a tragic last message on Twitter before he died following a seven-hour heart operation.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to YouTube star ‘Sir Kipsta’ after his death at just 17

The teen posted a tragic final message to Twitter hours before his death[/caption]


Marcus Rashford is among those to pay tribute to courageous Alex[/caption]

Sharing a photo of Alex holding his book, Rashford said: “My guy.

“I hope this book brought you at least a little enjoyment at the end.

“What an absolute superstar, fought until the very end. I was always thankful of your support.”

Susanna Reid then shared Rashford’s tweet – and said: “This breaks my heart.”

Less than 15 hours before his family announced his death, Alex posted on Twitter that he’d had a “great time”.

“Going in for a life-saving procedure,” he said.

“If it don’t work, then it’s been a great time people.

“Thank you for all you’ve done for me.”

But his sister then informed devastated followers he had died as “his heart couldn’t take it any more.”

He lost his life after a seven-hour procedure, she said. Alex has suffered heart problems for some time, and was hospitalised awaiting a transplant.

Posting on his account, she wrote: “Heaven gained another angel.

“He was my rock, my everything.”


Alex’s sister shared news of his death this morning[/caption]


She told devastated followers the news just hours after Alex shared a tweet about his procedure[/caption]


Susanna Reid tweeted about Alex’s death[/caption]

Alex regularly updated followers on his condition, and posted videos from his hospital bed to Facebook and YouTube.

On June 5, he thanked followers for their support – and told them: “I’m going to give it my best shot and I won’t let nothing stop me.”

Teachers at his former school, Cockshut Hill in Birmingham, are among those to pay tribute after news of his death was announced – and said the news came as a “great sadness” to them.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult and sad time,” they said.

Others have taken to Twitter and YouTube to pay their respects to an “absolute legend”.

One said: “You were the bravest person I’ve ever met.

“Even though you were going through you so much you were so caring and loving. You had so much love for life and your family… I’m so sorry.

“Heaven gained an absolutely beautiful person today.”

Another told Alex’s sister: “Your brother had the most beautiful soul.

“The most selfless and genuine kid I’ve ever spoken to who always looked out for others.

“May Alex rest in peace, he’ll never be forgotten.”

A third said: “Alex was such a genuine and kind hearted person, the way he stayed positive throughout all this was absolutely inspirational.

“He will be remembered as a valiant warrior.”

Meanwhile, supporters are continuing to donate to a GoFundMe page initially set up after Alex’s mum had to quit her job in order to support him.

“Kipsta has had heart failure which has gotten worse over the years to the point where he’s had to come into hospital where he’ll be living until he gets a heart transplant,” a statement on the site reads.

“However, first he has to get fit for the transplant surgery.

“With money being an obvious worry, Kipsta needs our help.”

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