TRIBUTES have poured in for an eight-year-old boy who has died after bravely fighting cancer.

Lee Belgium was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was six.

He also had mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection, and died on Saturday.

Flowers were left outside Bristol Children’s Hospital, which Lee regularly attended, on Monday.

Hundreds of tributes have been left on Facebook while others lit candles in his memory.

Mum Clare, originally from Thornbury but now living in Emersons Green, said: “He was such a brave, beautiful boy. He’s no longer in pain.”

Lee had twice fought off cancer before the disease returned for a third time last year.

This prevented him from being able to receive a bone marrow transplant and doctors later said nothing more could be done to save him.

Clare had wanted Lee to take part in a clinical trial in Turkey but plans to take him there were halted when it became clear he was not well enough to travel.

She spearheaded a campaign to raise the money needed for travel and surgery and huge fundraising efforts saw more than £80,000 collected.

Numerous charity events were held in Thornbury and across South Gloucestershire, including several at The Malthouse pub.

More tributes can be found on the Fight For Lees Life Facebook page.