Monday morning Kid Cudi took to his personal blog and posted a letter to 18-year-old Ben Breedlove, who recently lost his battle with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a thickening of heart muscles which can lead to sudden cardiac death.
Before his passing, and in a touching display of courage, Breedlove released a YouTube video titled ‘This is My Story’ detailing all three of his near death experiences while living with his disease, one of which includes a vision of his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi.
“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 two-part video for himself, Cudi released a moving message to this young fan and family:
“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… We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me."
Ben Breedlove passed away on Christmas Day.