15 year-old Zakwan Anuar, who Kate Middleton told was “handsome and brave” after she met him while visiting Hospis Malaysia with Prince William during their recent royal tour has died.
The royal couple are said to be “saddened” by the teenager's death from leukaemia just two weeks after meeting him.
A St James' Palace spokesman said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are saddened to hear of Zakwan's death.
“Their thoughts are with his family.”
The Duchess and the Duke of Cambridge visited the Hospis Malaysia on the third day of their royal tour and the brunette spent a touching moment with acute leukaemia sufferer Zakwan Anuar.
The 15-year-old was so determined to meet Kate that he postponed an essential blood transfusion for 24 hours, putting himself through extraordinary pain so as not to miss the royal guest.
Kate meets Zakwan and his mother at Hospis Malaysia (WENN)
His mother Norizan Sulong told the MailOnline his face had lit up when he finally met Kate, claiming, “it was as if the leukaemia had gone.” After the meeting Zakawan said the Duchess had told him he was “very handsome” and “very, very brave”.
Speaking to The Sun, his mother said he had been with those who loved him the most at the end.
“We were next to him when he had his last moment. He was surrounded by his brother, sister, father, grandfather, grandmother and school mates,” she explained.
“I miss him terribly.”
Speaking of the Duke and Duchess, who had brought such joy in his final few weeks, Norizan added: “I hope William and Kate will have beautiful and healthy children of their own one day.”