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Brave vlogger dies 3 weeks after wedding.

Byline: STEPHANIE BALLOO News Reporter stephanie.balloo@trinitymirror.com

A POPULAR YouTube vlogger has lost his battle against cancer.

PEEWEETOMs - aka Dan Thomas, from Dudley - had been battling a rare terminal cancer called sarcomatoid carcinoma for three years.

His family announced his death at the age of 32, just weeks after he married his sweetheart.

His daily blogs documented his cancer battle, through the highs and lows, touching hearts around the world.

Videos urged others suffering 'Don't give up, don't give in' and are thought to have inspired hundreds of thousands worldwide.

Following a deterioration in his condition, Dan popped the question to girlfriend Becca on September 9 during a trip to Paignton Zoo.

He revealed the emotional proposal in an Instagram post which showed Becca petting a giant Galapagos tortoise, complete with an engagement ring on her finger.

A few days later he released a video revealing the pair were now married after a ceremony in Weston-super-Mare.

The quick wedding turnaround cost just under PS1,000 and took only 24 hours to organise. The cherry on the cake was a congratulations message from Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters.

In a moving YouTube post, his family gathered together, along with his widow and cat, to share the sad news of his death on Friday.

"At 12.35pm this afternoon, he passed away and we just wanted to let everybody know that news," they said.

"Thank you for your support over this time and I hope it will continue. Bless you all, we just want to celebrate Dan's life and all he meant to us as a family."

Younger brother Matt added: "We know how much he's helped you people as well. Words can't express how we all feel right now, but I hope that we can continue our journey with you."

The video has been viewed more than 266,000 times since being posted.

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Dan Thomas and Becca on their wedding day

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