Premier League players have paid tribute to a sport-mad seven-year-old who died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital after falling ill at school.
Patryk Milner, from Sandbach, Cheshire, died on October 1 after suffering a short and sudden illness while at Offley Primary Academy.
He was later transferred to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool but sadly passed away.
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Patryk's parents, Andy and Aggie, took the decision to donate their son's organs which three children benefited from.
Andy said: “Patryk will always be our superhero, his organs have already given three children the gift of life.
"The grief will always be with us, it’s like an ocean at the moment."
Aston Villa footballers Jack Grealish and Tom Heaton have now taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the youngster, reports Cheshire Live.
Villa goalkeeper Heaton was first to pay tribute to the youngster.
He posted on his Twitter page: "Patryk Milner tragically passed away this month.
"The seven-year-old was a massive Aston Villa fan. All the players and staff at the football club sent their love and condolences to the family."
Aston Villa midfielder and England international Jack Grealish retweeted the post, adding: "RIP Patryk so sad. Terrible news, my thoughts go out to the family."
Rob Mayor, former chairman of Sandbach RUFC and close friend of the Milner family, said: "Patryk always had a smile on his face, a cheeky little lad who knew everyone's name and everyone knew his.
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"He was a live-wire. His favourite drink was Vimto which he somehow made you buy from him and then proceeded to drink it himself. Not too much later, he would be seen playing the same trick on someone else.
"Saturday and Sunday were Patryk’s favourite days down the club, and he would frequently ride his scooter around the clubhouse and ask the senior players to play with him."