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Drake, J. Cole, & The Weeknd FaceTime Fan Who Died From Cancer

  /  03.31.2020

Drake, J. Cole, and The Weeknd are opening their hearts.

The superstars FaceTimed with a young fan named Elijah shortly before he passed away from cancer. The heartwarming moment was captured on camera by Elijah’s cousin Michael Watson, who shared video of the 11-year-old speaking with his favorite artists.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you, man,” Cole tells Elijah, who is surrounded by his family at his home in Hampton, Virginia. After Cole tells him, “I love you, dude,” Elijah’s face lights up. “I appreciate that smile, sir, thank you,” adds the Dreamville rapper.

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Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience. Elijah's physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He didn't leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though. Last weekend, Elijah got to "meet" 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time. We’ll hold onto these moments forever. A special thank you to the angels, Kathryn & Krystal for helping make this happen in such a short time. Please lift Kiara, Elijah's mom, and the rest of the fam up in your thoughts & prayers. In a time where there seems like so much is out of our control, one thing that we all have the power to give + show others is LOVE. 2 Corinthians 5:8

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Elijah is even more surprised when The Weeknd calls in. “Whoa!” he says before the After Hours singer thanks him for being a fan. “I’m so honored to be one of your favorite artists, buddy. Thank you,” says The Weeknd.

In another touching moment, The Weeknd tells Elijah, “Love you, buddy,” while he responds, “Love you too.”

Drake can also be seen on a FaceTime call with Elijah in a photo shared by his mother, Kiara Swope.

After a three-year battle with cancer, Elijah sadly passed away on Friday, according to his cousin. “Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience. Elijah’s physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday,” wrote Michael. “He didn’t leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though. Last weekend, Elijah got to ‘meet’ 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time. We’ll hold onto these moments forever.”

Elijah’s mother also thanked Drake, Cole, and The Weeknd, along with NASCAR racer Joey Logano, for showing her son so much love. “I just want to say a huge Thank you to @realcoleworld @theweeknd @champagnepapi & @joeylogano for showing my baby some love these last difficult days of his life,” she said. “I truly appreciate you all.”

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