Marcus Rashford pays tribute to ‘superstar’ football YouTuber who has died aged 17
Marcus Rashford has lead tributes to a ‘superstar’ football YouTuber who has died, aged 17.
Alex Dragomir, known as Sir Kipsta, tragically died following a seven-hour operation.
The Manchester United fan’s sister broke the heartbreaking news via his Twitter account on Friday (June 11).
“As you all might already know my brother passed away today,” she shared.
“He had a very hard operation which lasted seven hours but his heart couldn’t take it anymore, he was too weak to survive. Heaven gained another angel, he was my rock my everything. RIP Alex!”
She added: “Thank you so much to those who supported Alex through his hospital journey- you have all been so amazing! You all kept him going, gave him the energy to carry on!”
Alex’s sister said all the messages of support “kept his head up”.
“He carried on due to all the nice support he had from twitter. RIP Alex,” she added.
A week before he died, Alex shared a picture of himself in hospital reading Marcus’ new book.
The United star tweeted: “My guy. I hope this book brought you at least a little enjoyment at the end. What an absolute superstar, fought until the very end.
“I was always thankful of your support.”
Alex began his platform to share his reaction to Manchester United matches and later switched to posting videos about his time in hospital.
He built up a loyal following on Twitter with 17.4k followers.
Just hours before his family announced his death, Alex tweeted: “Going in for a life saving procedure if it don’t work then it’s been a great time people thank you for all you’ve done for me but we pray we see it through and we pray we get fatter and fitter after it for them to see progress and not say they can’t do anything after surgery.”
His family had set up a GoFundMe account when Alex suffered heart failure.
A statement read: “Kipsta has had heart failure which has gotten worse over the years to the point where he’s had to come into hospital where he’ll be living until he gets a heart transplant.
“However, first he has to get fit for the transplant surgery.
“With money being an obvious worry, Kipsta needs our help. It has taken a long time to convince him to set this up due to his humility but with the situation worsening, he needs our help.”
People have been flooding social media with their own messages and tributes, with “RIP Alex” trending on Twitter throughout Friday morning.