The country crooner posted a heartbreaking statement about the terrible loss the world has suffered with the passing of this bright young soul.
8-year-old Colton Hunt had battled leukemia for the last five years and during that time, was blessed to meet some of his favorite country artists, get on-air with Seacrest Studios, and even became an honorary deputy for the Weld County Sheriff's Department.
Tragically, young Colton passed away yesterday after his lengthy battle with cancer, and Shelton took to social media expressing the terrible loss of someone so young and vibrant.
I’m so glad I had the chance to meet this incredible young man.. Prayers to his family. https://t.co/bOmkxdwGDn— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) January 25, 2017
Although Colton was battling leukemia, he never stopped inspiring those he was around and bringing a never-dimming light to everyone's life. Written on a fundraising page for his family is one of the most sentimental and beautiful passages about the young man.
"Every laugh; every smile; every tilt of the head as he questioned you; every time he grabbed the microphone and wouldn’t let go; every time he made us believe in something bigger than ourselves; every time he reached inside you and touched something, Colton created a miracle. He created every one of those smiles, laughs, songs—his miracles-- with the great and tremendous love that surrounds him. His family, his friends, his fans shared so much love that it embodied so much of all that we do and has spread across the world."
The Weld County Sheriff's Office also posted a beautiful message about their beloved Honorary Deputy.
We are saddened to hear of this young man's passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this terribly difficult time.
If you would like to help donate to his GiveForward fund to assist his family, please visit his campaign page here.
Watch this beautiful youngster have the time of his life on-air in the video from Ashley Monroe below.
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