Billy Lee, who captured the hearts of thousands of well wishers, dies at the age of 21
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A popular trainee electrician who prompted an outpouring of fund raising support from the community for a bionic leg after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer has died at the age of 21.
Billy Lee remained positive after having his leg amputated last year and within just eight weeks a Go Fund Me page raised the money needed to buy him a state of the art prosthetic limb enabling him to get back on his two feet.
Billy passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning.
There will be a memorial service for Billy at 11am on Saturday June 4 at Wisbech St Mary church.
Throughout his ordeal his parents Bex and Spencer praised their son’s optimism in the face of such adversity but his dad Spencer said earlier this year: “Behind closed doors, Billy has had to come to terms with not having a leg. It’s a lot for a young man to have to go through.
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“There are ups and downs, so we take every day as it comes.”
Billy worked for Bloom and Wake after studying electronics at the College of West Anglia.
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