12/01/2014 11:23 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Ryan Felix Glenny, Man Who Married Wife After Finding Out Bowel Cancer Was Terminal, Dies

The young father who married the mother of his children in hospital after finding out his bowel cancer was terminal passed away on Saturday night.

Ryan Glenny, 23, who is known by his middle name Felix, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November.

The father-of-two underwent chemotherapy, but after being told he only had months to live he and his girlfriend Cola Wella, 22, decided to get married at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent.

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Ryan with Ralph, two, and Pearl, three months

When his story made national news, donations flooded in to a fund set up look after Cloa and his son, Ralph, 2, and daughter, Pearl, three months.

Sharon Osbourne - who survived colon cancer - made a donation of £10,000 with the message: "Dear Felix, From a survivor, never give up the fight and hope. God Bless you and your family. Love, Sharon Osbourne."

The current fund total stands at over £58,000.

Mr Glenny's diagnosis came just three years after his mother died of the same disease, and his grandfather also died from bowel cancer last year, Kent Online said.

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Speaking after they married, Cola said: "We got married because we are in love of course, but we had to do it as soon as possible before Ryan deteriorates and we found out there was nothing more the doctors could do.

"Ralph was a page boy and we found out about Ryan on his second birthday, but I can honestly say the last three years with Ryan have been the best of my life."

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