Today, Wearside has been touched by the story of tragic Ryan McKinnie, who died at the age of 27.
The cousin of Nathan Cuthbertson suffered a cardiac arrest after years of suffering Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a form of vasculitis.
While we told Ryan's story, and heard his family's tributes to him, our readers have been leaving their own messages of condolences on social media.
Here are some of your messages.
Sarah Donkin: "RIP Ryan together again with your brother Cuthy, my heart goes out the all your family x."
Tracie Watson: "So so sad, how much more grief for this family. RIP young man and thoughts are with all your family at this sad time x."
Shirley Marie Suddick: "Heartbreaking, RIP Ryan, Cass and family you're in my heart, thoughts and prayers, god bless you all xxx."
Karen Hunt: "Condolences to all the family and friends. Bless him. RIP x."
Sue Hughes: "So sad when I read this. RIP Ryan, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time."
Jennifer Hudson: "Life is just so cruel at times, RIP x."
Jade Richardson: "Oh no. Can remember him from working at Greggs. He liked his morning sandwiches with tea and lots of sugar. What a shock RIP."
Sam Szylkowska: "Condolences to all the family and friends RIP."
Lisa Ganley: "RIP angels together."
Wendy Taylor: "That is so sad RIP Ryan x."
Tom Cuthbertson: "RIP Ryan, God bless son xxx."
Catherine Stockdale: "Thinking of your wonderful, courageous family at this truly awful time, heartfelt condolences and love to you all xx."
Julie Taggart: "Such a sad story - love to all the family xxx."