Teen battling cancer dies four days after meeting idol, Beyonce

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday evening for Ebony Banks, a local teenager who died from cancer four days after meeting her idol, Beyonce Knowles.

HOUSTON - A teenager battling stage 4 cancer passed away on Sunday, just four days after meeting her idol, Beyonce Knowles.

Ebony Banks was being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The news of her death was released by a staff member with Alief ISD on Sunday.

A candlelight vigil was held for the teen Sunday evening at LeRoy Crump Stadium.

The teen idolized Knowles and always dreamed of meeting the pop star. 

Recently, some of her classmates at Alief Hastings High School took to social media and created the hashtag #EbobMeetsBeyonce and it soon went viral.

The movement caught Knowles' attention and the two met via a video chat.

Last Wednesday, Knowles called Banks on Facetime and the two were able to have a private conversation. 

In video of the interaction, Knowles tells Banks, "I love you."

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