Alfie had a degenerative neurological brain condition and his case drew worldwide attention when his parents became determined to keep him on life support.
Mourners Gather In Liverpool To Pay Final Respects To Alfie Evans
Crowds gathered outside of Goodison Park, Everton's football ground, on Tuesday to mark the toddler's life as the funeral procession travelled through the city. The family has requested that the funeral itself remains private.
"Alfie's mum and dad, Tom and Kate, continue to thank the community for their support but have asked us to ask well-wishers to respect their privacy during the event".More news: NC Representative calls teachers "thugs" ahead of May 16 rally
He died shortly before what would have been his second birthday after being treated for a degenerative brain disease.
He died in Alder Hey Children's Hospital on 28 April, surrounded by his family.More news: Belgium Summons Israeli Envoy Over Situation in Gaza - Israel Foreign Ministry
The 23-month-old boy, who had been living in a coma for more than a year, was at the centre of a "sometimes acrimonious six-month dispute which has seen a series of court battles", says The Independent. Kate James and Tom Evans said their son's death in Liverpool had left them "heartbroken". His parents fought in court to take him to the Vatican children's hospital and gained support from the pope.
When the child breathed unaided after medics removed his ventilator, the parents appealed again but without success. Alfie's condition left him with nearly no brain function, and multiple courts ruled that keeping him alive was not in his best interests before doctors removed his ventilator five days previously.More news: Iran's foreign minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal
Tom and Kate Evan have been battling to have their son transferred to Italy for medical treatment.