We interrupt all the happy stories surrounding Beyonce and her pregnancy to bring you a sad piece of news having to do with the singer.
Ebony Banks, the high school student who made news last week for FaceTiming with Beyonce while battling stage four cancer, has passed away from the disease.
In a short conversation that made its way on to Twitter (below), the singer told Banks that she loved her, while a clearly emotional Banks responded in kind.
Ebony – who attended Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas – had tragically spent a majority of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center, fighting a rare type of cancer, according to local affiliate KIAH.
Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks on March 16.
As a unique gift, her friends and classmates created the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media to try and make one of the patient’s biggest dreams come true.
“Beyonce is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce’s attention,” sophomore Karina Gutierrez told local KTRK-TV of the mission.
Word spread to Beyonce and the following call took place last Wednesday:
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