The Guardian revealed on Saturday how an worldwide network of Catholic fundamentalists played a key role in advising Alfie's parents, including organising a meeting with the pope, arranging a string of medical experts to assess Alfie, and replacing the family's Liverpool-based legal team. He died almost a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy's father, Thomas Evans, annouced his passing on Facebook yesterday.
"My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30", his father, Tom Evans, 21, said in Facebook post.
Toddler Evans, who was suffering from a rare neurological disease, had his ventilator support removed late on Monday, but had continued breathing independently for more than a day.
And now the pain bears heavy. They took on a legal battle for their little son against the hospital.
"It's important to remember Alder Hey Hospital cared for Alfie not for two weeks or two months, but for 18 months, consulting with the world's top specialists - so its doctors' position that no further medical help could be given was very important", Nichols said Sunday, according to The Tablet. They lost all legal challenges to the court ruling allowing the hospital to withdraw ventilation.
Alfie was breathing after being taken off life-support for five days, but took his last breath at 2.30am on Saturday.
"He is still working, he's doing as good as he can", Evans said to The Telegraph.
Thousands of people from all over the world got behind the parents of Alfie Evans in the desperate battle to keep their toddler alive.
Ailing British toddler at centre of legal battle is dead
The family's lawyer claimed in court Tuesday that Alfie was doing "significantly better" than previously believed.
The death came after an easing of tensions between the family and the hospital.
Tensions between the toddler's parents and the hospital had eased in recent days. An open letter was sent to the Liverpool trust's 5,500 staff and Merseyside Police warned Alfie's family their social media posts to their 871,000 followers were being monitored for malicious content. "The Church says very clearly we do not have a moral obligation to continue a severe therapy when it's having no effect, while the Church's Catechism also teaches that palliative care, which isn't a denial of help, can be an act of mercy".
Fortune said nearly 20% of trainee roles in paediatric departments were unfilled and that the abuse faced by Alder Hey staff could further damage recruitment. "I don't know how that might manifest but it seems to me it might mean we tighten things up a bit".
After an outpouring of support from the Pope, the Italian and Polish community rallied around Alfie's Army, holding vigils in Krakow and Vatican City..
He also brought up Alfie's case during a Wednesday general audience.
Alfie's father Tom Evans spent the last 10 minutes of the 23-month-old little boys life desperately trying to revive him with mouth to mouth.
Now, National Right to Life president Carol Tobias tells LifeNews that her organization and its millions of members "grieves with Thomas Evans and Kate James over the death of their son, Alfie".