ITV viewers in tears after discovering 'beautiful' teen's death on show
Love Your Garden viewers were left distraught after learning the star of the show had died from cancer.
The ITV show followed Alan Titchmarsh, 74, transform the backyard of Harri Torr, 15, from Hull, who was battling osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
At the end of the episode, which first aired in 2020 and was repeated on the channel on Tuesday (August 22) night, a tribute confirmed Harri had sadly since died from the disease.
‘And we’re very sad to say that since this programme was made, teenager Harri has passed away,’ it read.
Viewers were left devastated, with one writing: ‘Really hope Harri got to make some memories with his mum #loveyourgarden What a brave young man #dustinmyeyes.’
Another shared: ‘Harry What a beautiful brave, special soul. He was so excited for his garden transformation, so he could enjoy the time he has left in nature. So sorry to hear he has passed life is cruel. Rest in peace Harry. #loveyourgarden.’
Oh no ðð rip Harry ð may you be in your own beautiful garden somewhere over the rainbow ð ð#LoveYourGarden
Jeez Alan Titchmarshes Love Your Garden was a tough watch tonight ðª #Harry #bonecancer #loveyourgarden pic.twitter.com/23BVKDDV9Y
Harry â¤ï¸What a beautiful brave, special soul. He was so excited for his garden transformation,so he could enjoy the time he has left in nature. So sorry to hear he has passed ðlife is cruel. Rest in peace Harry ð#loveyourgarden
Really hope Harri got to make some memories with his mum #loveyourgarden
What a brave young man â¤ï¸#dustinmyeyes
‘Oh no rip Harry may you be in your own beautiful garden somewhere over the rainbow #LoveYourGarden,’ a third added.
Harri was diagnosed with cancer in his leg bone in 2018, which he had originally believed was a broken ankle.
Doctors later found tumours in his lungs and he intensive chemotherapy and surgery, including having an amputation surgery below his left knee.
The following year after completing his treatment, the cancer had returned and Harri was given between three and 12 months to live.
Harri spoke about his concerns for his family amid his cancer battle on Love Your Garden.
He said: ‘I was more worried about my family than myself and what they would have to come to terms with.
‘It’s about making the most of life, even if you have a condition or cancer, you have to live every day like you’re dying.
‘That’s how you have to live your life.’
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