News The Teen Cancer Patient Who FaceTimed Beyoncé Has Passed Away By Jane Asher Jane Asher Jane Asher is a New York-based writer, editor, and social media manager covering all things beauty, fashion, and celebrity. She was previously the Assistant Social Media Editor at InStyle. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 27, 2017 @ 12:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email A Beyoncé superfan made headlines last week when her wish to meet the Lemonade musician came true with a FaceTime call. The Houston teen, who had been fighting a rare form of Stage 4 cancer, succumbed to her illness this weekend, just four days after her idol greeted her over the phone. Ebony Banks, who went by the nickname "Ebob," had been battling cancer for most of her senior year. And to celebrate an early graduation, her friends used social media get Beyoncé's attention with the hashtag, #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE. Their hard work paid off after Banks received a surprise FaceTime call from the Queen Bee herself last Wednesday. Just four days later on Sunday, Banks passed away, according to local news reports. And that evening family and friends held a candlelight vigil, complete with a tribute to the teen with Beyoncé's "Halo." Natalie Portman’s Story of Volunteering at a Children’s Hospital Will Make You Tear Up Our thoughts go out to Banks's family and friends during this difficult time.