In his short life he achieved so much, touching the hearts of thousands of people around the world. But sadly, 11-year-old Reece Puddington from Seasalter, has lost his six-year battle with cancer.
Three months ago, the brave youngster, who suffered from neuroblastoma, told followers on Facebook that he had decided to stop cancer treatment as it would involve more hospital visits and painful side effects.
Today, his family and friends, and celebrities he had met along the way, have been paying tribute to him.
Now, Whitstable's well known for pulling in the crowds when it comes to putting on events. And this weekend it's hoping to put the town on the map again with a brand new literary festival.
Headlining WhitLit will be the child star turned crime writer John Gordon Sinclair, who shot to fame when he starred in the film "Gregory's Girl". He's been talking to Andrea Thomas about books, babies and life as a young star.
An armed robber who targeted a Whitstable bookmakers after stealing an expensive set of drills from a DIY superstore and assaulting a member of staff has been sentenced. In November 2013 Ricky Loft entered the B&Q store in Reeves Way and picked up three drills.
The 32 year-old attempted to leave the store without paying for them. When staff gave chase whilst a colleague called the police. But as two members of staff caught up with Loft he lashed out - swinging the heavy drill cases at them, striking one employee in the head.
Just over an hour later, Loft entered the William Hill bookmakers in Tankerton Road.He was carrying a black bag, covering an object. He held it in such a way that staff at the shop believed was armed with a gun. He threatened staff before demanding they fill a drawstring bag with cash.
Through CCTV footage and mobile phone data, detectives soon realised Loft was responsible for the theft of the drills and robbery. He was arrested in the London area. But on 11 April 2014 Loft was sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.
The driver of a large transit van and three of his passengers have been airlifted to hospital after the van came off the road and hit a tree in Kent. Fire crews were called in the early hours of this morning. All four were treated by ambulance staff before being airlifted to hospital.
The Whitstable Oyster Festival got underway today with hundreds of people sampling the town's most famous export. The festival lasts for seven days and organisers will greet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on Monday during a visit to the harbour in Kent.
The festival has been running since 1985, but the cultivation of oysters in the area began during the Roman occupation.