Teen who FaceTimed with Beyonce dies of cancer four days after call
29 March 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Houston, TX, United States (4E) – Beyonce granted the wish of a Houston teenager who has cancer by reaching out to the girl via FaceTime and it was confirmed the teen died four days after they talked over the phone.
Ebony Banks died from cancer on Sunday. Her family did not release any statement regarding the details of the funeral arrangement. Beyonce or her representatives did not comment as well.
Doctors diagnosed Banks with a rare form of cancer in the summer of 2016. She started to undergo chemotherapy last September. Despite the diagnosis, she tried to attend to her classes as well as the practices of the school’s band as she was a member of the group.
Banks attended Alief Hastings High School. She was a senior but spent most of her time at MD Anderson Cancer Center after the diagnosis that she had stage four cancer. The school district held a special early graduation for her at the hospital.
As a graduation gift for Banks, her friends and classmates took to Twitter to make the hashtag “#EBOBMEETSBEYONCE” trend on Twitter. Banks’ nickname is Ebob and her friends and classmates knew one of her biggest dreams was to talk to the “Halo” singer. One of her friends, Karina Gutierrez, said during that time that Beyonce is one Banks’ idols. Gutierrez added, “She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce’s attention.”
They did not say who contacted the soon-to-be mother-of-three regarding Banks’ wish. Details regarding what they talked about during the call remained unknown. A video of the chat of Beyonce and Banks made rounds online but it only showed a portion of the conversation. Beyonce said “I love you” to the cancer-stricken teen during the FaceTime call after the teen told her the same words.
On Sunday evening, Banks’ family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember her. Reports said the friends and family of Banks held candles up in the air with Beyonce’s song, “Halo,” in the background.
As for Beyonce, she is expecting twins with her husband Jay Z. Sources claimed the singer gained a lot of weight and she is not happy about it,
She did not comment on this report yet. She and Jay Z have a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
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