Ed Sheeran's Terminally Ill 'Fiancé' Fan Has Died

Ed Sheeran, 2014.
Ben Watts

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's terminally ill 19-year-old fan who a week ago proposed to the pop star has passed away. Sheeran shared the sad news on Twitter Friday:


Katie Papworth had been battling an aggressive form of eight years and had her dream of meeting Sheeran realized by the The Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation on Oct. 30 before his concert in Glasgow, Scotland. In that meeting, she gave the "Sing" performer an engagement ring that he accepted. He also signed a picture she drew for him, writing, "Katie, lovely to finally meet my wife."

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The Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation posted the following to Facebook over the day Friday: