Death of Zach Sobiech

May 3, 1995 - May 20, 2013
Lakeland, Minnesota | Age 18

Minn. teen whose farewell song became web hit dies
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The Associated Press

LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) — When high school student Zach Sobiech learned he didn't have much longer to live, his mother suggested he write letters to tell his loved ones goodbye. Instead, the Minnesota teenager turned to writing music — and his farewell song, "Clouds," became a YouTube sensation that has attracted more than 4 million views.

Other musicians have covered the tune, and it inspired a celebrity video on YouTube. "Clouds" was even listed No. 1 on the...

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