A teenager battling stage 4 cancer died Sunday, just four days after meeting her idol, Beyonce Knowles, over FaceTime.
Ebony Banks was being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The news of her death was released Sunday and a vigil gathered to celebrate her life that night. At the vigil, classmates, family and friends gathered at LeRoy Crump Stadium to sing a few of Beyonce’s songs to honor the teen.

Banks’ battle against stage 4 cancer kept her out of the classroom for most of the year, and in an effort to make her dreams come true, her friends started the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media.

The Beyhive got the word to Queen Bey herself and she dialed up the high school senior’s iPhone for a FaceTime call.


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