Ill Teen Who Exchanged 'I Love You's With Beyoncé On FaceTime Dies

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Ebony Banks, a high school student with cancer who last week received a surprise FaceTime call from her idol Beyoncé, has died, according to reports.

Banks passed away on Sunday in Houston, KHOU reported. Mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil at Alief Hastings High School. 

Earlier this month, Banks had received her diploma from the school during a special ceremony at the hospital. She had reportedly spent most of her senior year there fighting stage 4 cancer.

Her spirits brightened considerably on Wednesday when she received a video chat call on FaceTime from Beyoncé and the two told each other, “I love you.”

Friends had initiated a viral campaign to reach Beyoncé and arrange the conversation, fulfilling Banks’ wish to meet her.

According to Us Weekly, Banks had hoped to someday become a pediatric nurse and help others fighting cancer.

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