Kid Cudi took to his personal blog Monday morning (Dec 26) and penned a letter to Ben Breedlove, a fan of the rapper who had lost his battle with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a rare condition in which the heart muscles swell, leading to sudden cardiac death.
Before he died, 18-year-old Breedlove was the host of a popular YouTube channel (“OurAdvice4You“) where he gave dating advice to viewers. But little did his most fans know, he was dealing with his own personal issues.
Ben Breedlove, a native of Austin, Texas, had been battling a life-threatening heart condition his entire life, and had faced death several times in his young life.
The week before he passed away, Breedlove recorded a 2-part series of videos where he shared his feelings about death, and how he had “cheated” it at least three times.
The teenager also shared a vision that came to him when paramedics were reviving him at his school:
“While I was still unconscious, I was in this white room. No walls. It just went on and on. There was no sound [but peace]. It I was wearing a really nice suit. And so was my favorite rapper, Kid Cudi. Why he was the only one there with me, I’m still trying to figure out. But I was looking at this mirror that was in front of me. The first thing I thought was damn we look good… I couldn’t stop smiling.”
After seeing the videos for himself, Kid Cudi personally wrote a very touching message (via his blog) to the young fan and his mourning family:
I am so sad about Ben Breedlove. I watched the video he left for the world to see, and him seeing me in detail, in his vision really warmed my heart. I broke down, Iam to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really fucked up sometimes, but I know Ben is at Peace, and I hope he gets a chance to sit and talk with my Dad. We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me. To Ben’s family, you raised a real hero, he’s definately mine. You have my love.
– Scott Mescudi
Ben Breedlove reportedly died on Christmas night (Sun. Dec 25). May he rest in peace…