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Singer Lewis Capaldi in appeal to support legacy of West Brom fan Jim Lynskey

By Jamie Brassington | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Chart-topping singer Lewis Capaldi has asked the public to help back the organisation of a West Brom fan who died waiting a heart transplant.

Lewis Capaldi and Jim Lynskey. Picture: @LewisCapaldi

Jim Lynskey set up Save9Lives to raise awareness of his situation and others desperately waiting for organ donations.

He was forced to carry a life-saving pump in his pocket to keep him alive.

Jim's story helped inspire Capaldi's smash hit Someone You Loved. Jim's organisation Save9Lives partnered with Capaldi on filming on his music video.

Capaldi published a note on Twitter saying: "A few months ago some of you may remember I partnered with an organisation called Save9Lives (alongside Live Life, Give Life) on the video for Someone You Loved.

"Save9Lives was set up by Jim Lynskey who was himself awaiting a heart transplant while raising awareness of the importance of organ donation and its ability to save countless lives.

"Sadly, last week Jim passed away at the aged of 23 and I just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to head over to Save9Lives.com to read about the amazing work Jim was doing and try to help in anyway you can."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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