Zach Sobiech Dies: "Clouds" Singer Was 18

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Zach Sobiech, who fought bone cancer since his osteosarcoma diagnosis at 14, succumbed to the disease after a long battle. He died at age 18.

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The Children’s Cancer Research Fund reported on its website:

“Zach was at home and at peace with those he loved most. Zach’s life ended just as he lived, embraced by the love of his family, friends, grace and music.”

Zach wrote, recorded and released “Clouds,” a song about facing death, on YouTube in December; it’s been viewed at least three million times since.

The Children’s Cancer site added, ”Cancer may have taken Zach too soon, but he leaves a lasting legacy that many of us will never achieve."

"His message of love and hope delivered through infectious lyrics and simple tunes have imprinted on the minds and hearts of millions around the world.”

Zach’s family released a statement as well: “It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our son Zachary David Sobiech," they said.

"Our family has been blessed not only by his amazing presence in our lives, but also by the love and support of our family and friends and by so many people in the community."

"In particular we’d like to thank those people who listened with their hearts and helped Zach bring his message and his music to the world."

Zach’s parents Rob and Laura, and siblings Alli, Sam and Grace ask that all memorials be directed to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund.

Our thoughts go out to Zach’s friends and family.

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R.I.P.

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To die n Christ. Is Zach's gain!!My heart. Goes out to his family!!We all must travel down deaths corridor! !Has sure as we're. Born we shall die""Heaven. Is oue reward! !!!

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Truly heartbreaking :'( cancer takes so many lives way too soon. I hope one day there will be a cure for all forms of cancer. R.I.P. Zach.

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There is no justice in this world! Justin Bieber is allowed to spew his crap onto the world, while Zach dies.

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Somehow, somewhere deep inside yourself I know that you didn't really mean that....shame on you for being so flippant about life....what if somebody felt the same way about you....

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What in the hell does justice have to do with this young mans death? User, you need a life

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Enjoy the view from the clouds Zach. You are an inspiration and have touch so many lives in your short life. Godspeed my friend.

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