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'Fought to the very end' - Lewis Hamilton's 'biggest fan', heroic Harry Shaw (5), dies battling cancer

2019-06-04 12:06
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Harry Shaw, the five-year-old boy with cancer whose fight inspired Lewis Hamilton to victory at last month's Spanish Grand Prix, has died.

Harry died on Saturday (June 2) but "fought to the very end", his family said.

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Shaw was one of Hamilton's biggest fans, and earlier in May, Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team arranged for one of their Formula 1 cars to park outside the five-year-old boy's home in Surrey after the 2019 Spanish GP in Barcelona earlier in May. 

Harry had been battling a rare form of bone cancer.

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Hamilton had dedicated his 2019 Spanish GP win to his "biggest little fan" after receiving a message from Harry before the race last Sunday. The 5-times world champion said Harry had inspired to push for victory in the race.

James Shaw, Harry's father, says that only 2% of all funds raised goes towards children with cancer. 

Shaw said: "Just seeing how Harry has suffered this last month has been enough for Charlotte and I to realise that we have to do something." 

Hamilton had posted this message below on May 12 from Harry, just before the Spanish Grand Prix:

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