The Chainsmokers have released a heartfelt tribute on social media after learning a fan has lost his battle with cancer.

Band member Alex Pall shared a moving story about a ‘be strong’ video they sent the fan, named Jake, after learning he had been forced to miss a London gig because he was too ill, explaining he and sidekick Drew Taggart would be honoured if he’d join them at the side of the stage for their next show in the city – when he was feeling better.

Unfortunately, the fan died over the weekend, prompting Pall to address the tragedy via Twitter on Monday (27Feb17).

He wrote: “We just heard from his dad that he passed away the day after he got our message. His dad thanked us for the message and I cried.

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