Harrison, 12, finally succumbed to cancer, after undergoing extensive treatment, including a leg amputation, in his battle against osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
He picked up the Merseyrail Child of Courage Award last year, and became famous across the rugby league world at the beginning of the season, when his beloved St Helens played South Sydney in the World Club Challenge.
Inglis took the time to shake hands with Harrison ahead of the game, and the image of the NRL great and the smiling young Saint was shared widely on social media.
After Harrison’s passing was confirmed on Thursday, Inglis tweeted: “just heard some sad news.. RIP Harrison.. Deepest sympathy to all family…”
St Helens also tweeted a tribute to Harrison, stating: “We’ve received the sad news that Harrison Ledsham has passed away. All thoughts at the club are with his family. Sleep well little Saint.”