WATCH J. Cole, The Weeknd & Drake Facetime 11-Year-Old Boy Fighting Cancer In His Last Days

11 year olf Elijah passed away, drake, the weeknd (1)Mriganka Chawla | Talent Recap

An 11-year-old boy, Elijah, from Virginia, was able to FaceTime calls from J. Cole, The Weeknd and Drake, three of his favorite artists in his final days of battling cancer and his family couldn’t be more appreciative.

In an Instagram post, Elijah’s cousin wrote, “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.”

Elijah got to”meet” 3 of his favorite artists Drake, J. Cole and The Weeknd Before Passing

He added, “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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In the excerpts from the clips, The Weeknd, who told him he was ‘so honored to be one of [his] favorite artists,’ while J. Cole told him, ‘It’s a pleasure to meet you man, I love you.’

Elijah’s mother, Kiara Swope, too took to Instagram, to say how much she appreciated these artists for “showing my baby some love these last difficult days of his life.”

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In addition, the 11-year-old received a recorded message from Nascar champion Joey Logano. We hope Elijah rests in peace and applaud his family for keeping his legacy alive by sharing these videos.

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Mriganka Chawla
Mriganka Chawla

Mriganka Chawla is the Managing Editor and occasional host at Talent Recap. She is a skincare junkie with the enthusiasm of a 5 year old that likes to dive deep into the rabbit hole of Reddit. Mriganka is an SEO expert, Penn State Alumna and that feminist girl you don't want to ever date. To relax, she likes to watch murder mysteries and paternity court.

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