UK boy dies after life support stopped at end of long legal battle

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A London hospital on Saturday withdrew life support for 12-year-old British boy Archie Battersbee after his parents lost a long, emotive and divisive legal battle. Archie’s mother, Hollie Dance, said her son passed away just over two hours after the artificial ventilation was stopped. “Such a beautiful little boy. He fought right until the very end,” she told reporters, sobbing, outside the Royal London Hospital. “I’m the proudest mum in the world,” Dance said, after spending the night at his bedside with other relatives. One of these, Ella Carter, denounced Archie’s final moments as “barbaric…

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