On Saturday morning, Alfie's parents said via social media that their son had passed away after doctors withdrew his life support on Monday.
"I love my guy," the boy's father, Thomas Evans, wrote on Facebook.
Several courts, including the Court of Appeals of Great Britain, ruled that Alfie Evans could not be transferred to the Italian hospital to continue treatment, since scans of his brain had shown that almost all of it had been damaged and thus additional treatments would have not produced any results, according to the doctors.
Social media users took to Twitter to express their condolences to boy's parents and thank doctors for the work they had done, fighting for Alfie's life.
RIP Alfie 💙💜. You were a little fighter you are with the angels 👼 now. My Thoughts and prayers are with Tom and Kate RIP little man 💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙— Sam Martindale (@gutierrez_14800) April 28, 2018
RIP Alfie Evans.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 28, 2018
My deepest condolences to his parents, who fought so hard for their brave little boy. pic.twitter.com/pKfup3J7bX
— Rhys James 🏴 (@backseatdr1ver) April 28, 2018
Some users, however, blamed the doctors for not allowing the toddler to be transferred to the Italy's hospital; though, according to medical examinations, he could not get better.
#AlfieEvan has now been breathing for 15 hours since being taken off life support.— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) April 24, 2018
Doctors say they're shocked
Italy offered to give Alfie help
But the UK has police officers stationed outside the hospital to STOP his parents from taking him to Italy
This is state execution. pic.twitter.com/ZlkhfRc4FR
— Steve Davies (@SteDavies316) April 28, 2018