Charlie Capalbo, the Fairfield man whose multiple cancer fights inspired the community and the hockey world near and far, died Sunday. He was 23. Capalbo\u2019s aunt Rebecca Jarit shared the news in a Facebook post. Family friend John McCormick confirmed the news. McCormick organized a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $500,000 since 2017, as well as a welcome home parade this past December. In her post Jarit wrote, \u201cAfter five years and 745 nights spent in hospitals, let\u2019s just say that one got by Charlie in the 4th overtime today. He passed away at 3:00pm, exactly one month before his 24th birthday. \u201cWhile this loss is heartbreaking, Charlie, his family, friends, neighbors, community friends, doctors, nurses, technicians, clinical assistants, child life specialists, valet team, cafeteria, administrative and maintenance folks, volunteers, and security team, etc. all went way above and beyond what anyone would expect for all these years,\u201d Jarit added. \u201cSo many lessons were learned, and endless amounts of love and support were offered. The depth of emotions we all feel are impossible to describe. We will be forever grateful to the thousands of people that have made this entire journey special, despite each painful setback. \u201cWe will continue to honor Charlie in everything we do. We will stay grateful and hopeful and will recover from this loss the way that Charlie wanted us to. Jenny, Anthony, Will, and Peyton would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported Charlie and them.\u201d A routine test in February revealed that Capalbo was fighting cancer for a fourth time and leukemia for a third. An MRI \u201cindicated a faster progression of disease than anyone expected,\u201d a Facebook update said, and he had been treated in Boston since. Capalbo\u2019s battles drew nationwide attention. When his brother, Will, was his donor for a bone-marrow transplant in February 2019 during the second battle, NBC Sports aired a feature on the family as part of its Hockey Day In America broadcast. NHL players and coaches were among the many who visited or sent messages, as were other pro athletes. The state\u2019s hockey community rallied with fundraisers and support. His former high school team, the Fairfield co-op, hung his No. 30 sweater at the bench during games. Capalbo\u2019s first diagnosis \u2014 non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma T-cell Stage 3 cancer \u2014 came in 2017 at the end of his senior hockey season with Fairfield. When he was struggling with repeated flu-like symptoms, doctors discovered a tumor in his chest. He was in remission in October 2018 when a test discovered acute myeloid leukemia. After he fought through that round, months of pain led to another leukemia diagnosis in January 2021. When he returned home in December, hundreds paraded past his home to welcome him back. A GoFundMe page raising money for the Capalbo family has brought in over $500,000 in the five years since his original diagnosis. Capalbo leaves his parents, Jennifer and Anthony, and his brother, among other relatives. Girlfriend Peyton Siegel was among the regulars at his bedside in Facebook updates from Capalbo\u2019s family, often signed \u201cAunt Becky,\u201d Rebecca Jarit.