THE family of Tranent youngster Luke Stewart have revealed he lost his fight against cancer early this morning.

The eight-year-old, who was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) - a rare incurable brain tumour, 19 months ago had won support from across the nation.

His family and friends fundraised to send the youngster to Mexico for cutting edge treatment after doctors in the UK said there was nothing they could do.

Luke's family broke the news of his passing on the Help Luke Facebook page.

East Lothian Courier:

They said: "Our brave baby boy who fought harder than I’ve ever seen went to be a gorgeous Angel at 5.25am this morning.

"He was the toughest wee lad I’ve ever seen and tried to beat this monster for 19 months but his wee lungs couldn’t take anymore xx

"He fought long & hard until the end I couldn’t be a prouder mummy, we feel blessed to have had such a beautiful child for 8.5 years of our life.

"We are absolutely heartbroken but our beautiful boy is free from pain, able to run free & be a child again as he should be."