Ryan Roberts, the 22-month-old boy who inspired thousands of "banana split parties" in his honor in recent weeks, died Sunday.
His mother, Diane Roberts, shared on her Facebook page that her son "fought as in typical Ryan fashion - he ignored our words telling him it was OK to go." She wrote:
At approximately 12:10 while I held Ryan in my arms and daddy held him as well surrounded by so many who loved him Ryan drew his last breath. He is without oxygen, medicine, tubes, wires, and HURT he is at peace.
The night before, he slept peacefully, Diane told TODAY Moms. "His monitor did not beep the entire night," she said Monday. "He had a fabulous night."