HOUSTON (CBS/AP) — A Houston high school student has lost her battle with terminal cancer days after having a dream come true in a talk with Beyonce over a video chat.
Alief Independent School District spokeswoman Kimberly Smith says senior Ebony Banks died late Saturday night.READ MORE: 'I Am A Gold-Collar;' Driverless Tesla Backseat Rider Basks In Social Media Notoriety As He Flaunts His Wealth
The teen’s Hastings High School classmates started an online campaign before her death to give her a chance to meet her favorite singer, Beyonce. Banks received a FaceTime call Wednesday from the star.
The school gave Banks her diploma during a graduation ceremony in the hospital last week.READ MORE: Optimism Soaring In San Francisco Bay Area As COVID Pandemic Woes And Worries Ease
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Students gathered at a candlelight vigil Sunday to remember Banks. Video posted on social media shows students raising candles to Beyonce’s “Halo.”MORE NEWS: San Jose Suspect Arrested for Felony DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter After Hitting Motorcyclist
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