If you haven’t seen 18-year-old Ben Breedlove’s touching Youtube video, you’ve been under a rock. During the seven-minute video, Breedlove shares three instances he believes he cheated death. He also shares details of a lifelong heart condition he suffered from, which would ultimately claim his life on Christmas Day.
Each instance he shared with viewers resulted in a dreamlike vision — including his most recent close call on December 6th, which happened to include his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi.
Breedlove said he remembers passing out at school and waking up in a white room dressed in white along with his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi. Then the lyrics, “When will the fantasy end. When will the heaven begin?” from his favorite song “Mr. Rager” began to play. Breedlove then woke up, surrounded by EMS workers.
Now, Cudi is reacting to Breedlove’s video message to the world, just days after his fan’s passing. Cudi wrote on his blog, “I watched the video he left for the world to see, and him seeing me in detail in his vision, really warmed my heart. I broke down, I am [brought] to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I can’t describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really fucked up sometimes, but I know Ben is at Peace, and I hope he gets a chance to sit and talk with my Dad. We love you Ben.”
Breedlove suffered from a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that makes it difficult for the heart to pump.
Cudi concluded his heartfelt letter to Breedlove and his family with, “To Ben’s family, you raised a real hero, he’s definitely mine. You have my love.”