Norfolk’s ‘van’ Gogh Ruddy Muddy creates moving tribute to Sunderland FC mascot Bradley Lowery with friend Jermain Defoe
PUBLISHED: 14:50 15 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:18 17 July 2017
A Norfolk artist’s latest grafilthy creation paid tribute to six-year-old Bradley Lowery who recently passed away from terminal cancer.
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The brave youngster suffered with a rare condition called neuroblastoma and spent the final years of his life raising over £1 million for the Bradley Lowery foundation to help other families.
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Rick Minns, known as Ruddy Muddy, paid tribute to the brave Sunderland FC Mascot with a picture of him and England striker Jermain Defoe - who he struck up a close bond with during the Bradley’s Fight campaign.
Mr Minns said: “I had a back log of images to try to get on the van but after talking to a friend I knew I had to put everything else to one side and do this image.
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“Bradley’s smile is something that should be remembered.
“We all need to focus on what is really important in life and Bradley helped people see that.”
Ruddy Muddy’s other creations have included Ed Sheeran, BBC Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad and missing serviceman Corrie McKeague.
You can donate to Bradley’s Fight here.