Ben Breedlove YouTube Video Goes Viral After Sudden Death


Ben Breedlove

On December 25, 2011 an 18-year-old by the name of Ben Breedlove passed away from a serious heart condition he had lived with all his life. Before his death Ben recorded a silent two party YouTube video series which used cue cards to tell his story.

While the story could have ended there the hit-rapper Kid Cudi heard the story about Breedlove seeing him in a near death experience, a story that led Cudi to post the following response on his Tumblr account:

I am so sad about Ben Breedlove. 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, Iam to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant 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. Forever. Thank you for loving me. To Ben’s family, you raised a real hero, he’s definately mine. You have my love.

Scott Mescudi

At the time of this post the two Ben Breedlove videos have received more than 3 million combined pageviews on YouTube.

Here’s part one of the video:

[iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/tmlTHfVaU9o” width=”480″ height=”360″ ]

Here’s part two:

[iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/a4LSEXsvRAI” width=”480″ height=”360″ ]


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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