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'Heart stopped beating': Girl, 9, kept on life support dies in hospital

Her family and the hospital had been in a legal fight over keeping Payton Summons on life support.

A 9-year-old girl kept on life support has died Friday night. Her family and the hospital had been in a legal fight over keeping Payton Summons on life support.

Summons died at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to Justin Moore, the family's attorney, who posted a tweet on the girl's death.

The girl had been on life support since September 25 when a tumor in her chest caused cardiac arrest. She collapsed at home last month and was declared brain-dead, but her family believed she still may have a chance to recover.

Payton's parents said her heart stopped beating while she was on life support at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. Moore said the "public [is] asked to keep Payton's family in their prayers."

Earlier, a temporary restraining order prevented Cook Children's Medical Center from removing her from life support as the family tried to find another hospital to care for her.

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