Frankie Sherwood’s family asked Newcastle United to play the Oasis hit Live Forever at half-time against Manchester United on Sunday.Liam Gallagher has paid tribute to Frankie Sherwood as his family bid to get his favourite Oasis song played at St James’ Park.
Newcastle United superfan Frankie died on Monday after losing his courageous fight with childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
The four-year-old’s family asked the club to play ‘Live Forever’ at half-time on Sunday, when the Magpies take on Manchester United.
The anthem was Frankie’s favourite song and supporters have also been urged to sing “There’s only one Frankie Sherwood” during the match.
Gallagher appears to have backed the calls as on Friday he tweeted : “There’s only 1 Frankie Sherwood Live forever rkid [sic] LG x.”
Frankie was just 18 months old when he was diagnosed with the deadly disease after his mum, Hayley Laidler, noticed a lump on his stomach.
Medics discovered it was an aggressive tumour and Frankie underwent countless rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries, but the cancer kept coming back.
The youngster, from Dudley, North Tyneside , won hearts across the North East with supporters raising thousands of pounds so his family could take him to America for pioneering treatment.
But in January they were given the devastating news that the cancer was growing in his brain and he had just weeks to live.
Miss Laidler wrote on a Facebook page on Monday that her son died at around 3am.
The post said: “He was in his favourite place, the caravan, where he wanted to be … you were the best thing that happened to me and your daddy, you will always be in our hearts, and we have got lots of lovely memories that will stay with us forever, we love you so much Frankie lots of love mammy and daddy.”
In November 2016, Frankie walked out with his beloved team at St James’ Park before their match with Blackburn Rovers.
After his death, the club tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of young supporter Frankie Sherwood.
“Frankie had battled neuroblastoma with immense bravery since 2015 and his courage inspired others. Our thoughts are with Frankie’s family at this very sad time. #NUFC.”