The terminally ill high school student whose last wish was to meet Beyonce has passed away.
Ebony Banks lost her battle to cancer on Sunday, just four days after meeting the Queen Bey by way of FaceTime.
The teen’s school, Alief Hastings High School, confirmed the news on Twitter. On Sunday night, following news of Ebony’s passing, the school’s band held a candlelight vigil to remember the late teen.
The Houston native made headlines last week after her dreams of meeting the Queen Bey came to fruition. Although she couldn’t physically touch the singer, Ebony had a chance to look Beyonce in the eyes and have a conversation.
During the special moment, Beyonce told Ebony: “I love you.”
Banks, who was a senior, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, which had progressed to stage 4. She spent the majority of her senior year in and out of the hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Banks’ friends and family.
No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up
We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.
Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.
Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.
Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.
The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.
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