Former Everton star Gary Stevens’ son dies aged 4 after suffering from leukaemia

Everton have confirmed the sad news that Gary Stevens' four-year-old son has passed away after a battle with leukaemia.

The Toffee's tweeted: "Everyone at Everton is deeply saddened to learn that Gary Stevens’ four-year-old son, Jack, has passed away following his courageous battle with leukaemia.

"Our thoughts are with Gary and his family at this incredibly sad time."

The youngster had recently been hoping for a stem cell donor.

Everton opened up Goodison Park for swabbing events hosted by blood cancer charity DKMS as they searched for potential matches, but Everton have confirmed that the youngster has tragically passed away.

Tributes have flooded in from across the footballing world, and Robbie Fowler tweeted: "Awful news… God bless little Jack, thinking of Gary and all the Stevens family and friends at this sad time."

While Rangers, one of Stevens former clubs, added: "Everyone at Rangers is today deeply saddened to hear of the death of former player Gary Stevens’ son Jack, aged just four.

"Jack fought a courageous battle with leukaemia and the thoughts of everyone at Rangers are with Gary and his family at this especially sad time."

Jamie Carragher simply tweeted: "Sad news," with a blue heart.

Stevens played for Everton more than 200 times between 1982 and 1988.

He also earned 46 caps for England, and he featured at both the 1986 and 1990 World Cup.

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