Thousands of messages of support have poured in for the family and friends of 13-year-old Frank who sadly passed away following a battle with cancer.

A post on the TEAM Frank Facebook page confirmed the devastating news on Friday.

“We are devastated to let you know the beautiful Franko died peacefully early this morning, at home in bed with his Mama, and Dadster by his side.

“His past week has been horrendous and there is some relief in knowing it is finally over for him. Every moment of being his Mum, Dad and brother was a privilege.

“He was the most incredibly perfect, annoying, sarcastic, funny creature and the world will always be a little less shiny without him in it.”

Tributes from members of the public soon poured in, with Frank’s journey being followed by so many. During his battle, Frank received heart-warming messages from the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson.

Daniel Pegler: “Absolutely Heartbroken by this news. Frank was one amazing dude who never failed to make me smile or laugh. I think it would be hard to put into words just how much everyone loved and were inspired by one awesome little guy. My thoughts and love to you all as a family. He will be truly missed.”

Rose Laxton: “I’m so very sorry to see your incredibly sad news. Thankyou for allowing us to see a tiny glimpse of the awesomeness of your amazing young man and the strength of your family and friends. Sending much love to you all.”

Lesley Browne: “Such a strong young man and an absolute inspiration. My heartfelt condolences to all family and friends. There will be a brighter star in the sky tonight.”

Mary Price: “Absolutely heart-breaking news. We’ve been astounded at your strength throughout it all. Take care now and rest in peace amazing Frank.”

Charlene Spackman: “I’m heart broken reading. Sitting with your son in his last moments are painful beyond belief (I know). Sending you all so much love right now. Wish there was more I could do though. Rest in peace handsome brave young man. You inspire so many.”

Rick n Clare Selleck: “From bereaved cancer parents we send you our love and thoughts at this dark time. We followed your beautiful boy wiser than his years as he faced his death on his terms with such dignity. Rest in eternal peace Frank.”