David Beckham has posted a moving tribute to Andy Moss, the cancer patient he met in July. After hearing that Andy had lost his battle with a rare form of cancer, the former England football star shared photos from their meeting on Instagram, telling fans he was a "lovely person".
"I met this amazing family a few months ago and was sad to hear the passing of Andy… My love goes to Leyla, Mia and David at this difficult time… Your husband and daddy was a brave and lovely person it was a pleasure to spend time with him," David wrote.
David Beckham paid tribute to fan Andy Moss
The images showed David alongside Andy and his family, as well as a thrilled Andy proudly showing off a signed football shirt from the star.
David surprised Andy and his family with a visit in July after hearing that his bucket wish list was to meet him. The father of four brought along his wife Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn to meet them while they were in the US, with photos shared of their get-together on Instagram.
David, Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham met Andy in July
Andy's wife Leyla shared a photo of her family with the British icon at the time, writing: "For those of you who don't know about my husband Andy, he has stage 4 cancer and he made a YouTube video to @DavidBeckham telling him that one of his bucket list wishes was meeting him.
"Simon his manager made all of the arrangements and he helped us with Andy's dream. We met David and his family including beautiful and sweet @victoriabeckham and @brooklynbeckham treated us like if we were family.
"They paid all of our travel expenses and they are even sending us out for dinner. We will never forget this experience, I am shaking still. The Beckhams truly are wonderful people!"
Andy battled a rare form of cancer since Christmas 2013, and underwent 40 chemotherapy treatments, 25 radiations, two bone marrow transplants and two rounds of major surgery.