American pop icon Beyonce was inspired by her teen fan Lyric Chanel who succumbed to her long gruelling battle with brain cancer. The singer created a short video as a tribute to her admirer.
Taking to Instagram, the family of the 13-year-old girl chronicled her days grappling with the illness. The teenager died this week after a painful two-year battle with anaplastic ependymoma at age 13.
The little girl attracted over 600,000 followers, including celebrities like Queen Bey and Cardi B on Instagram.
The 39-year-old pop icon posted a video on YouTube for the young girl on March 5. The mashup song titled “Rest IN Peace Lyric Chanel” consists of her three hits: “Brown Skin Girl,” “Halo” and “Love on Top.”
Beyonce’s tribute video features Lyric’s photos and videos. Lyric loved Beyonce’s song “Love On Top” as she shared a video of herself singing the song last September. The video inspired Beyonce who send the little girl flowers and a loving note.
In her encouraging note for the small girl, the Grammy winner singer quoted her song’s opening lyrics, saying: ″Honey, Honey, I can see the stars all the way from here, I can feel the sun whenever you’re near.″
″I was so moved to see how these lyrics inspired you, not nearly as much as you inspired me. I can’t wait to meet you one day and I’m so happy you’re home safely. You are a survivor. God bless, B.”
Earlier in October, the pop singer had sent her teen fan clothes from her clothing line Ivy Park.
Delighted on receiving the package from her idol, Lyric turned to Instagram, to say, “just got back from the getting Chemo and look at the surprise that was waiting. I love you so much### you are my Yoncé.”
Lyric’s story also inspired singer Cardi B who also shared her touching story on her Instagram.
It was a couple of days ago Lyric’s mother shared sad news to her daughter’s Instagram: “Just got news from Dr that Lyric is Dying and only have days to live…. These are the hardest words to have to hear.”
On Friday, she passed away. The Go Gold for Childhood Cancer also confirmed the sad news of her passing away in an Instagram post, “Lyric gained her angel wings this morning at the age of 13 years old. Lyric bravely battled Anaplastic Ependymoma and endured more than a child ever should. She loved singing, listening to music, and dancing. I know she most definitely dancing with all the angels right now. Watch over your family baby girl! You are forever missed!”