The brave young boy who inspired the #DStrong movement has passed away.

Dorian Murray, the eight-year-old boy from Westerly who had been battling a rare pediatric cancer since he was four, passed away last night.

A family friend posted the new on the Praying For Dorian Facebook page, writing

To all of the amazing followers of beautiful Dorian. I am posting on behalf of Melissa and Chris due to the families...

Posted by Praying for Dorian on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dorian's only wish before dying was to become famous.

Numerous celebrities posted photos with the hashtag "DStrong" on social media over the last several months and Rob Gronkowski even stopped by to visit Dorian.

The family is asking for respect and privacy at this time.