POP superstar Jessie J has made a touching tribute to a brave Hartlepool schoolboy who fulfilled his dream of joining her on stage shortly before he lost his battle with cancer.
Dan Sullivan lost his fight for life last week aged just seven years old after a battle with an aggressive form of leukaemia.
Heartfelt messages have continued to pour in on social networking sites in memory of the much-loved youngster.
And now popstar Jessie J has taken to twitter to express her sadness at hearing of Dan’s death.
The singer, who has more than six million followers, tweeted: “RIP Daniel I will never forget meeting you and us singing on stage together x.”
Shortly afterwards she posted a photograph of herself and Dan on stage together, adding: “Never forget you dude.”
Dan lived his dream when he got the chance to sing Jessie J’s hit Laserlight on stage with her in front of 11,000 fans in Shropshire earlier this year.
A spokeswoman for Believe in Magic, the charity which set up the on-stage meeting between the pair, also revealed last week that Jessie J had included a tribute to Dan in her book, Nice To Meet You.
Emotional tributes continue to be paid in memory of Dan, who was a pupil at Eldon Grove Primary School, in the town.
Marie Harper said: “I burst with pride to call you my godson and cousin.
“We have been through so much together and you were the one who give us the strength to beat anything with your cheeky smile and funny humour!
“Don’t worry I’ll keep chewing our Conor for you hehe! Love you forever babe xx.”
Margaret Peterson wrote: “Life can be so unfair and cruel god bless dan he is a beautiful angel in heaven now prayers and sympathy go out to his family and friends RIP little one x.”
Ashleigh Wilde wrote: “Rip Daniel such a brave little boy! Thinking of the family x x”
Teresa Falkingham said: “Dan you were a very special little boy your up there with your guardian angel now, we all will keep Gillian, Gary, boys in our prayers xx God bless.”
Dan left behind his devastated mum, Gillian, 45, and dad Gary, 46, and five brothers Anthony, 27, Luke, 21, twins Carl and Lewis, 17, and 15-year-old Conor.
Dan had a gene mutation, which meant once a leukaemia cell is present it continues to reproduce and multiply making it difficult to control.
He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in May last year and despite chemotherapy and radiotherapy initially appearing to be working, tests showed that the youngster had relapsed and the disease had returned earlier this year.
Dan was given further chemotherapy but just days before a bone marrow transplant after a donor had been lined up, tests showed that the cancer had again returned.
He sadly passed away last Tuesday, October 30.
His funeral will be held at All Saints Church Stranton, in the town, tomorrow from 10.15am.