Canadian rap star Drake has paid tribute to an 11 year old fan who recently passed away.
The In My Feelings star was introduced to the late youngster through Make A Wish Foundation which helps young people suffering from serious illnesses.
Drake had paid a surprise visit to the 11-year-old heart transplant patient in August.
He had not attended the MTV VMAs at New York’s Radio City Music Hall so he could go to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he met super-fan Sofia Sanchez.
The young girl had participated in the In My Feelings Challenge that buzzed across the Internet recently – in which people completed a choreographed dance to Drake’s track of the same name – which the rapper had seen and decided to drop by the hospital to say hi.
He wrote a touching tribute via his Instagram page:
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Gonna miss you a whole lot. We met through make a wish and we built a genuine bond you would text me and check on me while I was on tour and tell me positive things and share your dreams and goals. I am crying in this pic but it was tears of joy cause we just prayed for you with your father. I am sorry I missed your text on my birthday that’s eating my soul right now but you know how much I loved you and was looking forward to seeing you after tour. I don’t know why I am writing this on IG I just need to get it out cause it’s sitting heavy on my heart. Will remember you forever K! 😢💙 @the.kaydiaries