Ebony Banks Passes Away

It’s with a heavy heart that I report the cancer-striken teen, who received a FaceTime call from Beyoncé last week, has passed away.

Ebony Banks transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday (March 26) after battling a rare form of stage 4 cancer.


Ebony 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.”

Rest in grace, Ebony.

My condolences to the Banks family.

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