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'Bucket List' Cancer Teenager Alice Pyne Dies
A teenager who gained nationwide fame after writing a "bucket list" of things to do before she died has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 17.
Alice Pyne, from Ulverston in Cumbria, managed to complete most of her list, including meeting Take That and going whale watching.
She was feted by celebrities and politicians as the nation rallied to help her fulfil her dreams.
The list - part of her blog - attracted the attention of footballer Rio Ferdinand, Hollywood actor Channing Tatum and TV host Philip Schofield.
Alice's idea was inspired by the film The Bucket List, which follows Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as they embark on a road trip to do things they want to before they "kick the bucket".
The teenager, who lived with her parents, Simon and Vicky, and younger sister, Milly, achieved many of her wishes, she told in her blog.
She died on Saturday after battling illness for the past six years.
In a posting on Alice's blog, her mother Vicky gave the sad news.
"Our darling girl, Alice, gained her angel wings today. She passed away peacefully with Simon, Milly and myself by her side," she wrote.
"We are devastated and know that our lives will never again be the same."