WATCH: World comes together to light candles in memory of North East hero Bradley Lowery

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The world came together last night (July 7) to light up candles in memory of North East hero Bradley Lowery.

People from across the world paid their tributes and respects to the 6-year-old from Blackhall in County Durham, who sadly lost his long-fought battle with neuroblastoma yesterday.

The youngster captured the hearts of many people in the region, the country and the world.

People showed their support by lighting candles between 8pm and 10pm.

They also sent messages to Bradley and the Lowery family.

Watch the gallery of tributes to the country’s superhero – Bradley Lowery – below.

Diana Kim from Surrey.
Message: "Such a brave little boy, who's smile will live on in everyone's hearts. I'm from Surrey and everyone is so sadden by the sad news. Sending love and strength to them all at such a sad time."
Michelle Walker from Blackhall, County Durham.
Message: "My daughter and Bradley were in the same class at school. We will all miss you Bradley and that gorgeous smile, we will never forget you sleep tight beautiful."
Anthony Gray from Seaham.
Message: "Raising a glass for Bradley. He gave so much to so many people in such a short time! My thoughts and love are with his family."
Tracey Morley from Southampton.
Message: "RIP Bradley. You have taught us all so so much. Fly high with the angels."
Susie Chfrosty from Birmingham.
Message: "RIP brave little boy. I don't think there are any words that can explain how they (the family) must be feeling. It's heart breaking for us that only knew of him. My heart goes out to them."
Ken Foster from Tipton (West Midlands).
Message: "RIP little soldier. Just want to say thank you for sharing Bradley's journey with us and we will never forget your brave little boy."
Kelly Thomas from Swansea.
Message: "Sleep tight beautiful boy. Thank you for sharing the story of your amazing little boy."
Lorraine Monodell from Ruslip (West London).
Message: "Just want to send my condolence to the Lowery family. They are in our thoughts and prayers and Bradley will live on in our hearts! It's so heartbreaking. We are going to miss seeing that beautiful smile. Rest in peace Bradley. There's only one Bradley Lowery."
Heather Purdy from Esh Winning.
Message: "RIP gorgeous boy. I have been where they are today, just letting them know there are those who genuinely understand. We are there to help and or listen if needed."
Danielle Selfe from Essex.
Message: "Words are not enough. My thoughts and prayers are with Gemma, Carl and Kieran and all of Bradley's extended family and friends. They remain in my thoughts and heart. Fly high Bradley you will be the brightest star in the sky."
Chelsea Huntington from Shotton, County Durham.
Message: "Bradley will always be in this strangers heart forever and always. Thinking of them."
Paula Holmes from Seaham.
"I have 2 grown up boys and can't imagine what Carl and Gemma are going through. I lost my mam to cancer 4 and half years ago. Bradley touched the hearts of everyone, people he didn't even know and that little smile could melt anyone."
Jenny Johnson from Hartlepool.
Message: "Would just like them to know how very very sorry we are and what an amazing boy Bradley was. A true inspiration to us all. Showing us that we should keep smiling and making the most of every minute."
Darren Powell from Wakefield.
Message: "Just want to say that their son was amazing and he will always be remembered by us all and he will be watching over them wherever they go. His smile will live on forever and that were all thinking of them all."
Dee Wilkinson from Shiney Row.
Message: "Your smile lit up my darkest days and will continue to do so. Such an inspiration to us all. Sleep tight Bradley."
Leanne Bell from Bedlington, Northumberland.
Message: "Sleep tight with all the other angel babies."
Andrew Brown from Easington, County Durham.
Message: "Thank you for fighting so hard and smiling that beautiful smile whilst doing it. You inspired so many."
Yvonne Whitfield from East Yorkshire.
Message: "Thinking of all the family, so sad he fought so hard. Bradley was such a beautiful smiley boy."
Cheryl Bradley from Boldon.
Message: "Little Bradley, you are the epitome of hero. A brave wonderful beautiful little boy who touched the hearts of so many. No more suffering for you now, heaven has gained the most precious angel. "And to Bradley's parents. Although no words of comfort will even come close to helping them, let them know the whole world saw how much they adored their boy and his last few months were made amazing because of them. Bradley will be so proud."
Diane Ryder from Newcastle.
Message: "RIP little man. You were an inspiration to us all - fly high with the angels sunshine."
Andrea Griffiths from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.
Message: "Heartbroken for the Lowery family. Bradley was a very special boy. I will miss his beautiful smile."
Michael Bell from Bedlington, Northumberland.
Message: "Rest in peace Bradley - such a lovely bright young gentleman, courage and fighting spirit to put many a grown man to shame."
Kelly Hanlon from Bedlington, Northumberland.
Message: "What an absolute amazingly strong and inspirational little boy you were, rest peacefully in the arms of the angels gorgeous boy, love the Hanlon's."
Jessica Khan from Middlesborough.
Message: "I would like to send my love to all of his family and friends rest in paradise beautiful boy."
David Johnston from Hebburn, South Tyneside.
Message: "One little boy and smile has won a country of hearts - rest in peace little boy. I hope his family take a little bit of comfort knowing how much their little boy meant to everybody. Bradley Lowery - 2011-2017."
Daniele, Giulia, Christian and Sofia from Turin, Italy.
Message: "You are a special child, you will be in our hearts forever."
Sarah Loulabelle from Sutton, South London.
Message: "They're in our thoughts and prayers and there will always be one Bradley lowery who touched the people's hearts."
Charlotte Price from West Bromwich.
Message: "I will never ever forget Bradley's smile and bravery. It was something that brought so many people together, and he was a fighter right until the very end. An inspiration to me and to everyone else. Sleep tight. There's only one Bradley Lowery. RIP."
Sharon Wigham from Stanley, County Durham.
Message: "We saw Bradley score his goal at the Stadium of Light. He lit up the Stadium. He was a special little lad who melted everyone's hearts. Thoughts to them all."
Laura Scott from Hetton-Le-Hole.
Message: "I can't put in words what I want to say just RIP angel your smile will be truly missed thinking of you and your family little superhero."
Nadine Carter from Nottinghamshire.
Message: "An angel has be taken so young but they have chosen the best, a smile that filled so many hearts... a little boy who changed people's view of the community. Bradley reunited the nation as one. My thoughts and love are with his family."
Karen Thornley from Easington.
Message: "Bradley you have the heart of a lion, the soul of a warrior and the smile of an angel gone to soon and took a part of thousands of hearts with you. Sending healing thoughts to your family - what a special little boy that has left a huge legacy behind God bless you Brad, RIP."
Claire Wigham from Stanley, County Durham.
Message: "Such a brave little fighter. Was brilliant seeing him running on the pitch at the stadium of light. His story has touched the hearts of everyone around the world. Sending love to his family, fly high brave little fighter."
Natalie Jayne Griffiths from Tipton (West Midlands)
Message: "R.I.P little man! Such an inspiration to everyone! Fly high with the angels now from us here in Tipton, West Midlands."
Beth Smith from Sunderland.
Message: "I'm absolutely heartbroken at the loss of Bradley. He didn't just touch the hearts of his family but everyone."
David Dishman from Bedlington, Northumberland.
Message: "Inspiration to us all - the angels are with you now."

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