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Young Predators fan dies after battling cancer

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Trip Phinney received a visit from Predators players Mike Fisher and Roman Josi. (Source: Team Trip / Facebook) Trip Phinney received a visit from Predators players Mike Fisher and Roman Josi. (Source: Team Trip / Facebook)
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A 2-year-old Murfreesboro boy who received a visit from two Predators players has died after battling cancer.

Trip Phinney had been fighting back against cancer after developing large tumors in his bladder and lungs. He was recently taken home to undergo hospice care.

Predators captain Mike Fisher and defenseman Roman Josi stopped by to visit Trip last week.

A photo shows Trip staying up late to cheer on his favorite hockey team in Game 6 against the Penguins.

Team Trip posted this update on Monday afternoon:

Ladies and Gentlemen, At 4:05 AM Trip finished his fight with cancer. He went peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones. He has touched the lives and hearts of many, He was a warrior and held on until his last breath and his hearts last beat. He was happy and cheerful even in his last moments. He is in a better place with all of our combined love and support from everyone he has touched.

A memorial service will be held at Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday. A celebration of life ceremony will be held following the service.

Click here to visit the family's YouCaring page.

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