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Before Losing His Battle With Cancer, This Teenager's Friends Helped Him Take His Senior Photo

The high school senior was too ill to attend the official photo shoot.

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Kevin Titsworth was first diagnosed with cancer when he was nine years old.

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Last October, as he was starting his senior year at Thorton Fractional South high school in Lansing, Illinois, he was told it had returned as an aggressive form of Leukemia.

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Titsworth's friend Shawna Prohaska told BuzzFeed News that before his diagnosis he was in the marching band and was a football fan. Here he is posing NFL player Pierre Thomas.

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Thomas even wished him a happy birthday during his treatment. His family set up a Go Fund Me page to help pay for medical bills.

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Kevin continued to participate in as much of his senior year as possible. He attended his prom and graduation, but was too ill to take his senior photo.

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So two of Titsworth's friends brought his senior photos to him.

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Unfortunately, Titsworth died on Monday.

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His friends have been posting tributes to Titsworth online all week.

RT @NicWeishar82: Lost an incredible person. RIP Kevin Titsworth, a @Weish4Ever beneficiary, and an amazing friend.

Sending prayers, thoughts, & love to Kevin Titsworth and his family. May your strength continue to inspire the world, Rest in Peace πŸ’™

"He was always such a kind-hearted person. He never looked down on anyone or put anyone down. He had such a good outlook on life," Prohaska said.

wow!! RIP Kevin Titsworth.. damn man you fought a strong battle bro πŸ˜” rest up my dude.

This song pays tribute to Kevin tittsworth who earlier lost his battle to cancer may God rest his soul http://t.co/M4T58aj2ab

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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