As an avid football fan, his YouTube videos consisted of live streams watching his favourite team Manchester United play.
He also shared experiences of his health struggles with positivity good humour, such as in his clip: “25 Things you can ask for whilst you’re staying in a Hospital (NHS).”
The teen received an outpouring of support from the football community and set up a GoFundMe page after Alex’s mum had to quit her job in order to support him.
“Kipsta has had heart failure which has gotten worse over the years to the point where he’s had to come into hospital where he’ll be living until he gets a heart transplant,” a statement on the site reads.
“However, first he has to get fit for the transplant surgery.”
“With money being an obvious worry, Kipsta needs our help. It has taken a long time to convince him to set this up due to his humility but with the situation worsening, he needs our help.”
Since creating the page, the GoFundMe has reached its fundraising goal of £10,000.
After his sister posted the tragic news of his deaths, Alex’s supporters shared their grief and celebrated him as “one of the nicest guys”.
You were the bravest the person I’ve ever met. Even though you were going through you so much you were so caring an… https://t.co/1h6XLMQEmx