06.08.2022, Großbritannien, London: Die Mutter von Archie Battersbee, Hollie Dance (r), spricht, umgeben von Familie und Freunden, vor dem Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel nach dem Tod ihres Sohnes Archie Battersbee zu den Medien. Der unheilbar kranke englische Junge Archie ist, nach Aussage seiner Mutter, am Samstag um 12.15 Uhr (Ortszeit) gestorben. Foto: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The terminally ill English boy Archie is dead. He died at 12.15pm (local time) on Saturday, his mother Hollie Dance said in the afternoon outside the London hospital where Archie has been on life support for the past few months, according to the PA news agency.

The mother had announced on Friday that the equipment should be turned off on Saturday morning.

Archie has been in a coma since April. He suffered serious brain injuries in an accident at home in Southend-on-Sea. The treating doctors saw no chance of recovery.

Backed by a Christian organization, Archie Battersbee’s parents had exhausted legal avenues in a week-long legal battle to keep their son alive against doctors’ advice.