YOUNG VOICES

Rachel Murray Is Petitioning Ed Sheeran To Play At Her Fiancé's Funeral

14/04/2015 13:56 BST | Updated 14/04/2015 13:59 BST
Rachel Murray/Facebook

A devoted fiancée has started a social media campaign a to get pop star Ed Sheeran to sing at her boyfriend's funeral.

Lee Foster, 24, died on 9 April after losing his 15 month battle with skin cancer, prompting Rachel Murray, his girlfriend of two years, to start the campaign.

The loving couple planned to get married to Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' and had tickets to one of his upcoming concerts.

ed sheeran

The 'A-Team' singer, who is known for being adorably kind and visiting needy fans, will need to check his schedule as he'll be playing in South America just two days after the funeral.

Stars such as Jamie Carragher have already jumped on the #SingForLee hashtag.

Murray told the Liverpool Echo: "Lee was just a normal lad. He was fun-loving and loved life. He had a constant battle with cancer for 15 months but was so positive the whole way through. You wouldn’t even know he was ill.

"He absolutely loved Ed Sheeran. He was listening to him in the hospice before he died."

The 22-year-old British Airways cabin crew member said Foster would often joke Sheeran was "his fellow ginger".

"He was always smiling, always laughing. He was always active and loved going to the gym. It wasn’t until January this year he started to slow down because of the illness and you still wouldn’t even know he was ill.

"It would mean so much if Ed sang at his funeral."

SEE ALSO:

Ed Sheeran's 11 Most Lovable Moments