Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby who died a week shy of his first birthday after a lengthy court battle that captured worldwide attention, will be buried with his "beloved" toy monkeys, his parents said Monday.
Gard died on Friday in a hospice after he was taken off life support. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, were embroiled in a legal battle for months, trying to bring their infant son to the United States for an experimental medical treatment that offered a sliver of hope to combat Gard's rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome.
Gard and Yates are expected to register Charlie's death on Monday, the Sun reported.
"We should be planning Charlie’s first birthday but instead we’re planning his funeral," Yates told the site.