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Ed Sheeran 'Devastated' After Terminally Ill Fan Who Proposed To Him Dies

The 19-year-old fan presented Sheeran with a ring at his concert in Glasgow.

Ed Sheeran took to Twitter Friday (November 7) to express his devastation that the 19-year-old fan who proposed to him last week has passed away.

Katie Papworth, who had been battling an aggressive form of cancer for eight years, met Sheeran on October 30 before his concert in Glasgow, Scotland, and took the opportunity to ask for his hand in marriage. She presented him with a ring carved with an infinity symbol, which Sheeran accepted -- along with her proposal.

Papworth also gave Sheeran a picture she had drawn for him before she lost her sight, and the "All About It" singer signed a copy of the drawing, “Katie, lovely to finally meet my wife."

The meeting was arranged by The Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation, who posted a photo of Papworth and Sheeran to Facebook this early today, along with the message, "We have had some sad news this morning Katie Papworth has peacefully passed away in her parents arms. All our thoughts and prayers are with Katie's family at this Sad Time."

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