11-year-old Lego fan dies of cancer
PETALING JAYA: Muhamad Danish Maarif ( pix), the 11-year-old cancer patient who had a passion for Lego, passed away at his home in Kuala Selangor yesterday.
Danish, who loved Lego and whose biggest wish was to visit Legoland Malaysia, captured the hearts of Malaysians after his plight was highlighted in the media.
The boy had been battling bone cancer and succumbed to the disease at 4am yesterday.
Last month, Legoland Malaysia made Danish’s dream come true when it surprised him with Lego gifts at his home. Danish’s plight was raised by many concerned people led by Wan Shahriza Wan Ab Rahman.
During the visit, Danish was greeted by popular Lego character mascots Lego Darth Vader, Lego Builder and Lego Policeman.
Lego Malaysia expressed sadness and offered its condolences over Danish’s passing.