BRAVE journalist Adrian Sudbury died early today.
The 27-year-old Examiner reporter - who had fought a courageous battle against leukaemia and waged a campaign for education about bone marrow donation - passed away with his family beside him at their home in Nottinghamshire.
Sudbury had battled the disease for almost two years but a bone marrow transplant was sadly rejected by his body.
But in the last months and weeks of his life, he led a magnificent crusade to persuade the Government to introduce education about bone marrow donation into schools and colleges.
He met Prime Minister Gordon Brown and other Government ministers in his campaign, which ended in with success.
Adrian Sudbury started work at the Express and Chronicle Series in Holmfirth as a junior reporter in 2003, after completing a journalism course at Norton College in Sheffield.
He covered news and features articles for the Express and Chronicle before moving to the Examiner three years later.
In November 2006 he was promoted to digital journalist in charge of the Examiner website. But just two days into his new job he became seriously ill.
A week later he drove himself to A&E at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and was eventually diagnosed with leukaemia.