Manor student, Ryan the Lion, passes away

MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — The 12-year-old boy from Manor nicknamed “Ryan the Lion” has lost his battle with cancer.

KXAN first introduced you to Ryan Longoria during the week of Christmas, when Samsung employees showered his family with gifts.

(KXAN Photo)
Ryan the Lion receiving his Christmas gifts (KXAN Photo)

He passed away last week. Ryan earned the nickname Ryan the Lion for his courage after battling bone cancer.

One of the gifts was a life-size drawing of Ryan with a mane made up of faces of family members, to illustrate the love and strength he received from them.

Ryan was laid to rest this weekend.

His family has a Gofundme page, you can donate to help pay for his funeral expenses.

Click here to see the portrait of Ryan the Lion, cancer warrior. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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