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Katy Perry fan Sophie Birtles whose last wish went viral dies

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Media captionSuperstar Katy Perry responded to a campaign on Social Media in May

A 13-year-old girl whose recorded message from singer Katy Perry went viral has died.

Sophie Birtles, from the Isle of Man, suffered from the rare genetic disorder Juvenile Sandhoff Disease and died at a children's hospice on Wednesday.

The American singer recorded a personal message after thousands of people shared Sophie's dying wish with the #youreafireworksophie on social media.

Referencing one of her biggest hits, Perry said: "You are a firework."

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