“This morning our beautiful girl Pip lost her battle”.
On Monday night, the family of five-year-old Pippa Cole announced she had died after her long fight against brain cancer.
The devastating news was met with an outpouring of grief and a flood of tributes after the announcement on Facebook by parents Scott and Michelle.
The four year battle, which saw Pippa beat cancer twice, has touched the hearts of many and addressing their thousands of supporters the family said: “We don’t really know what to say but we want to thank everyone in the community for their endless support.
“We will all miss Pippa very much.”
Fayee Mower was one of hundreds of people who took to the Pippa Cole - Brain Cancer Journey Facebook page following the news.
She said: “Heaven just could not wait, such an honour to know this beautiful brave girl, the brightest star it the sky, never forgotten.”
Kirsti Marie Redfern posted: “I’ve been following the story of little Pippa for a while now, and dreaded the day I’d see this post.
“I’m sure everyone who has been following her story will hug their loved ones a little closer tonight.
“Sending love and prayers for you and the rest of the family. Sleep tight beautiful girl.”