Elijah Patrick Williams, an 11-year-outdated most cancers affected person, FaceTimed 3 of his preferred artists — Drake, The Weeknd and J. Cole — in advance of he died previous week.
His cousin Michael Watson II confirmed the information Sunday via Instagram, in which he posted a movie of Elijah’s encounter-to-deal with discussions with the a few R&B/hip-hop hitmakers. “In excess of the past 3 many years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience,” Watson wrote. “Elijah’s physical struggle is now full, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He did not depart this planet devoid of being aware of how much he was beloved though. Last weekend, Elijah acquired to ‘meet’ 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Very grateful for these 3 tremendous-human beings currently being so caring for my family members for the duration of this time. We’ll maintain onto these times for good.”
Biz 3 Publicity operator Kathyrn Frazier and Krystal Miles, executive assistant director of Anderson .Paak’s .Paak Residence, structured the virtual meet up with-and-greets. Elijah’s mother Kiara Swope praised the artists, as perfectly as NASCAR driver Joey Logano, for “demonstrating my newborn some enjoy these last challenging times of his life,” according to her possess tear-jerking social media tribute.
In both of his family’s posts, Elijah’s eyes shoot open up the instant he realizes J. Cole is on the line and exclaims, “Whoa!” when he will get in touch with The Weeknd. Despite the fact that there’s no video recording of his conversation with the “God’s System” rapper, Swope included pictures of her late son keeping the cellular phone to chat to him.
See the emotional posts devoted to Elijah down below.