Teen dies after FaceTime with Beyonce

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March 29, 2017
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HOUSTON (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 said senior Ebony Banks died Saturday night.

The teen's Hastings High School classmates started an online campaign to give her a chance to meet her favourite singer, Beyonce.

Banks received a FaceTime call from the star. The school gave Banks her diploma

during a graduation ceremony in the hospital.

Students gathered at a candlelight vigil Sunday to remember Banks. Video posted on social media shows students raising candles to Beyonce's 'Halo'.