Former England youth star Ben Cull passed away at the age of 23 after a protracted battle with cancer.
At the youthful age of 17, the former Southampton academy player started fighting Ewing’s sarcoma.He proposed to his longtime partner Daisy Morrison after his condition deteriorated in recent months.
But regrettably, only a few weeks after he proposed to his soul mate while in the hospital, he lost his fight with the rare bone and soft-tissue condition.
a brokenhearted Ben’s departure was revealed by Daisy in a bold and heartbreaking Instagram post, which she captioned, “The worst farewell.
“Yesterday I lost my whole life, my fiance, my soulmate, my person, my entire world. I always hoped and prayed this day would never, ever come.
“True heartbreak is real, my heart physically hurts and I’ve never felt pain like this.
“My mum and dad couldn’t of picked a better soulmate for me, they adored you, they think of you as a son and are hurting so bad right now.
“They say you go for someone like your father and god you were like dad, two peas in a pod, the best of friends, couldn’t of wished for a stronger bromance.
“You fought until the very end my darling, I know you did absolutely everything you could to stay and despite suffering so bad you kept going, that I will be forever grateful for, you never gave up, god just had his own plans.
“One thing I can say for sure is that we made the most of every single second.
“You and I both said we’d rather of met our soulmate and had less time, than lived a whole lifetime without each other.
“You were the reason I smiled every day, my reason to wake up, you were the first person I’d turn to with a problem.
“The person I felt safeto every night, the person who made a whole room laugh, you were my reason for it all, you gave me a purpose.
“The only person I want to speak to right now is you and I can’t do that which breaks me.
“You’ve told me so many times to be brave for you and never give up and I promise I am going to try.
“I already miss you so much and will do every single second of every day my darling bow, the cuddles, the kisses, the laughs, messages and everything.
“My heart will never, ever heal from this hole you’ve left.
“To let you go will always be the toughest thing I’ll ever have to do.
“Good night baby, I will see you up there one day, we will be reunited again my darling and finish out story as it isn’t over yet.”
Morrison received a flurry of condolences from her followers, one of whom commented: “What a human, what a boy. Gunna be hugely missed.”
Another said: “I’m so sorry Daisy it was a privilege to have known such an inspirational courageous young man life is so tough thinking of you In these sad times.”
And another said: “So so sorry for your loss, thinking of you.”
One chimed in: “Heartbroken to say the least. Proud to have been able to call you both best friends!
“His memory will always live on and we’ll make sure that we continue his journey of helping others.”
Ben began his footie career in Southampton’s academy and became part of their Under 18s squad in theof 2015.
He also received two appearances for the England Youth squad.
However, his fight with cancer tragically ended what seemed to be a bright career in 2018.