YouTuber PeeWeeToms, 32, dies of cancer just weeks after marrying his sweetheart

A YouTube star has died aged 32 following a battle with cancer, just weeks after marrying the love of his life.

Dan Thomas, from Dudley, West Midlands, vlogged under the username PeeWeeToms and shared his experiences of battling a rare terminal cancer called sarcomatoid carcinoma.

He spoke to his 153,000 subscribers about his daily life and touched hearts around the world with his openness about his condition.

The videos urged others suffering ‘don’t give up, don’t give in’ and are thought to have inspired hundreds of thousands worldwide.

Dan also urged his community to get checked for cancer.

His death comes just weeks after he married his sweetheart fiancé.

As his condition deteriorated, Dan proposed to his girlfriend Becca on September 9 during a trip to Paignton Zoo.

Dan, from Dudley, revealed the emotional proposal on Instagram which showed Becca petting a giant Galápagos tortoise, complete with an engagement ring on her finger.

A few days later he released a video revealing the pair were now married following a ceremony in Weston-super-Mare.

Talking to BirminghamLive , Dan said the quick wedding turnaround cost just under £1,000 and took just 24 hours to organise.

The couple managed to secure a special licence to wed at 7am the day before.

And the cherry on the cake was a congrats message he received later from none other than Dave Grohl, front man for the Foo Fighters.

His family announced the tragic news that Dan had passed away in a heartbreaking YouTube video which was posted on Friday.

In the video, his family gathered together – along with his now widow and cat – to share the sad news of his death.

His loved ones said: "At 12.35pm this afternoon, he passed away and we just wanted to let everybody know that news.

"Thank you for your support over this time and I hope it will continue. Bless you all, we just want to celebrate Dan’s life and all he meant to us as a family."

His younger brother Matt added: "We know how much he’s helped you people as well, words can’t express how we all feel right now, but I hope that we can continue our journey with you."

The video has been viewed over 266,000 times since being posted to Tom’s account.

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His parents even told how Daniel’s post meant the difference between life and death for some subscribers.

"Daniel’s journey was amazing.

"It was made amazing by the messages we’ve had from people saying how much he’s helped them, people who have reconsidered taking their own lives, people who have changed the way they’ve approached their own journey with cancer."

The family vowed to keep Tom’s legacy going in the way of further inspiring videos.

"We want you to know, that we want to keep encouraging you to keep going whatever place you’re at, because that’s what Dan would do.

"Just keep going, do what you can do and enjoy every minute of it, because he did. In the words of his sweatshirts and things, don’t give up, don’t give in."

People touched by Dan’s bravery took to YouTube to offer their condolences after the video from his family was posted up.

Ghetto-boy said: "He was a Fantastic guy, this is the worst news though, what a sad day, but he has brought the world together, England, America, Australia, All of Europe, not many people can do that."

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Naomi Victoria: "Dan helped SO many people, never forget that xx"

Daap Gaming wrote: "I’m so sorry to hear Dan has passed away my deepest condolences Dan touched my heart as he did many others RIP".

Reem930 added: "His brothers look so so much like him. Dan is an amazing person. I’m glad to have watched his channel. His family is so strong and I will continue to push through my life for those who lost theirs too soon."

Dan and Becca’s wedding pictures were taken by photographer Steven Prebble.

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