Minn. teen whose farewell song became web hit dies

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm •  Published: May 22, 2013
Advertisement
;

Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in November 2009. He went through surgeries and chemotherapy, and spent some time cancer-free. But last May, cancer was found in his pelvis and lungs — and he was told he had months, maybe a year, to live.

He wrote the song, "Clouds," as a farewell. Hallberg said proceeds from the sale of the song, and Sobiech's other music, are going to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, which Zach wanted set up so that more research could be done to find better ways to treat this form of childhood cancer.

"That will be Zach's lasting legacy," Hallberg said.

Zach's family members were declining interviews but said in a statement that they felt blessed by Zach's "amazing presence" in their lives. They thanked those who "listened with their hearts and helped Zach bring his message and his music to the world."

___

Online:

Zach Sobiech's "Clouds" video: http://bit.ly/UIGq9r