Charlie Gard, Terminally Ill British Baby, Dies, His Parents Say

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Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old terminally ill British baby, has died, his parents announced Friday, just days after ending their legal challenge to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment.

“Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie,” his parents said in a statement.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard, Charlie’s parents, ended Monday their legal fight to take him to the U.S. after a specialist who examined the baby said it was too late to treat him with experimental nucleoside therapy. Charlie had been on life support since October 2016—and following his parents’ decision Monday the question was whether Charlie would die at home or be taken to hospice care. His parents said it was their “last