Ed Sheeran sings for dying fan Triona Priestley minutes before she Died
Ed Sheeran fulfilled a dying fan’s death wish by singing his song ‘Little Bird’ just minutes before she passes away, Eyes and Voice learned.
Triona Priestley, 15, from Dublin, who suffered from Cystic Fibrosis, died on Tuesday just minutes after Ed performed his track ‘Little Bird‘ over the phone in what her brother described as a “beautiful last moment“.
The Irish teenager suffered from cystic fibrosis for much of her life and took a turn for the worse early in the week, EyesandVoice.com learned.
Triona who is said to be a fan of Ed wished for the singer to sing for her… Friends, family and local media reached out to Ed Sheeran, asking if the star would sing for Priestley. With the hashtag #SongForTri trending on Twitter, their efforts finally paid off.
On Tuesday (April 1st), Sheeran reached out to Priestley and sang his song, “Little Bird” over the phone to her. While Sheeran sang, Priestley drifted off to sleep and died minutes later.
Triona Priestley’s brother Colm thanking the singer stated:“Myself and my family would like to thank Ed Sheeran and everyone who started and supported the #SongForTri campaign. “What they gave us and her was a beautiful last moment together. Triona slipped into a sleep as Ed was singing to her and passed away shortly afterwards. So Ed Sheeran sang her to sleep. “We would like to thank everyone who played their part in making that happen”, he told reports.
One of her friend; Lucy Hanlon also posted about the moment on Facebook, stating:
“It is with great sadness that I have to share with you all today – our beautiful angel was taken from us.
“As we all know about the Twitter campaign, Ed’s manager Stuart Camp emailed me and today Ed rang Triona and personally sang Little Bird to her as she took her last breaths.
“Triona left us listening to her idol surrounded by all the people who loved her.
“People’s respect is incredible. We would like to thank everyone. Goodnight, my angel. Sleep tight.”
Ed Sheeran also posted on his twitter account:
Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking x
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) April 1, 2014
Below: Ed Sheeran – “Little Bird”