A SISTER has told how her beloved brother - and dad-of-six - died in her arms ten days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Emily Jane, 43, has vowed to give Luke Langston the best send-off possible, after he died fighting from stage four lung cancer - which doctors originally believed to be a pulled stomach muscle.

Scans soon showed the cancer had spread through his body, to his liver, bones, lymph nodes and muscle tissue.

The 41-year-old, who lived in Basildon, sadly died on Sunday morning, leaving behind his six children, Michael, 17, Leon, 15, Abbiegale, 13, Chris, 12, Daniel, 11, and Lauren, 9.

Sister Emily, from Basildon, said: “It’s been such a difficult time. After diagnosis he was discharged into my care, so I looked after him.

"The last time I went to check on him, he told me he was just having a rest, and he died cuddling me in my arms.

“You can never prepare yourself for something like that, but it happened so quickly. It was only ten days since the diagnosis.

“I promised him I would look after his children before he died - three of them lived with him, and the other three with their mum. I’ll be looking after two of them and their mum is looking after the rest of them.”

Emily has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for her brother’s funeral, with any left over funding going towards supporting the children.

She added: “The kids never got to say bye, and some of them didn’t even get a chance to see him after he was diagnosed, so the funeral is their way of doing that.

“They were very close, he would always spend time with them. They’re finding it very difficult to come to terms with what’s happened.

“He devoted his life to his kids, and also his music. He was in a rock indie band most of his life called The Beautiful Antics, which was his passion.

“Any donation would mean the absolute world. We’ve had to put off the funeral due to the hefty deposit of £3,000 . If there’s any left over, it will be used to support the children.”

To donate, click here to visit Luke’s GoFundMe page.