UPDATE: Brave Skye Hall's younger brother pays moving video tribute to the five-year-old + video

Tributes pour in for brave Skye Hall after his family say he died peacefully on Friday

Tributes pour in for brave Skye Hall after his family say he died peacefully on Friday

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TRIBUTES to brave youngster Skye Hall from Abingdon have been posted on social media sites after the five-year-old's family said he passed away on Friday.

A post on their website Blue Skye Thinking tonight said: "Our dear boy Skye died peacefully on Friday 29th August".

And in a moving tribute to Skye, who had battled with a brain tumour for a year, his younger brother Jesse is seen in a video next to Skye. 

  • Watch: Moving tribute to Skye Hall 

It asks people to 'keep on looming' and help Jesse get the Loom Band World Record in honour of his big brother Skye. 

In a final message to his fans Skye is seen to say: "Remember to make the most of what you've got." 

The family launched Skye's Loom to the Moon appeal which came from when Skye was making loom bands while receiving treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for hours at a time. 

Skye’s nursery teacher Buzz McKenzie from Long Furlong Primary School said: "We were all saddened by the news of Skye’s death. Skye was a pupil at Long Furlong and was popular with all who knew him.

"He was an exceptional boy who took an interest in everything; he had a unique outlook, a positive attitude and was an inspiration to others.

"Everyone who taught Skye has their own special memories, and he will live in our hearts forever." 

Tributes have been flooding in on the family's Facebook page Loom to the Moon. 

Antony Gibson posted: "Heartbroken that the world has lost one of it's brightest stars so soon, he was such a joy and inspiration and lit up every life he touched.

"Our loom band is underway and will be wrapped round the didgeridoo which has been played under the stars in Australia as well as England, creating a primal sound which connects us all with the earth and sky, ancestors and stars. Sleep peacefully in the heavens, beautiful brave boy."

Georgina Creighton wrote: "Sally, Andrew, Jesse and Skye my heart goes out to you all. Together you have created something amazing. I cannot bear to think how hard it is for you three but you should all be so incredibly proud. RIP you beautiful little boy."

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