Kid Cudi on Ben Breedlove: Late Teen is My Hero

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On Christmas Day, Ben Breedlove - a teenager in Austin who who suffered for years from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - passed away, but not before he recorded a pair of moving YouTube videos.

In the messages, Breedlove tells his life story, including multiple brushes with death, the final one taking place when he passed out in his high school hallway, leading to a peaceful vision that included a white room, a white suit and a visit from his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi.

"I then looked at myself in the mirror," Breedlove writes on a notecard in the video. "I was proud of MYSELF, of my entire life, everything I have done."

Ben's mother says the videos were a "gift" to the family, while Kid Cudi has chimed in on his blog, writing:

"This is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really f– up sometimes... I know Ben is at Peace. To Ben's family, you raised a real hero, he's definitely mine."



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Ben is an amazingly strong, smart and adorable boy. I feel like I have known him for ever. I hope that ben is in that happy place and that he never has to leave again. Rest in Peace Ben, you are a true hero.


We all know poor Ben Breedlove is in peace with himself and God now. What he did was amzing and moved millions. It brings tears to my eyes to think that this could happen to someone so inspirational, but we all know he is now in a better place, in Heaven.

Kellie m

He had an incredibly beautiful smile. RIP sweet Ben.


Rest in peace, Ben.


This was so sad. Rest in peace Ben.


Rest in Peace


Wahou....It was so sad that I cried. But he seems to be in peace now.
And one thing is sure, he really had good reasons to be proud of himself. I didn't know him but I'm sure he always was brave in front of death and what he did, this video, is a new proof of his heroic behavior. It's never that easy to express yourself about a delicate and personnal problem. But he learned us that we have to enjoy life, be proud of what we do for our family our friends and for ourself and if we did this, we're gonna live in peace with God, angels, and Him, in Heaven.