Brave Boy who fell over while carrying Olympic torch then kept going with smile on his face has died

The brave boy who fell over while carrying the 2012 Olympic torch, but got up and carried on with a massive smile on his face, has died from cancer. Kieran Maxwell had his leg amputated in 2011, after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer aged just 12.

The brave kid who fell over while conveying the 2012 Olympic torch, however got up and continued with a big smile all over, has passed on from tumor. Kieran Maxwell had his leg removed in 2011, subsequent to being determined to have an uncommon type of bone malignancy matured only 12.

The next year, he was filmed staggering and tumbling to the ground while taking an interest in the torch relay in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.


At the age of 13, he dropped the Olympic Flame, yet captured hearts the country over as he valiantly carried on subsequent to being increased by security authorities.

On Friday, Kieran’s mum, Nicola, affirmed “with a heavy heart” that her child had passed away in his sleep, six years after his Ewing’s Sarcoma diagnosis.

In a heartbreaking statement on the Kieran Maxwell Legacy Facebook page , she said: “Unfortunately today Kieran at 5.26am gained his wings.



“He passed peaceful in his sleep. We are going to be continuing Kieran’s wish of providing research into Ewing’s Sarcoma through his charity.”

“I want to thank you all for the support you gave my boy while he was alive.”