Teenager Triona Priestly has lost her battle with cystic fibrosis mere moments after her dying wish of having Ed Sheeran sing down the phone to her came true.
We reported this morning that an internet campaign dubbed #SongForTri was underway to get Triona's favourite singer Ed Sheeran to give the 15-year-old a call and sing her favourite song 'Little Bird' to her. Sheeran did so this afternoon and shortly thereafter, Triona passed away according to the Irish Mirror.
Triona's friend Lucy Hanlon updated her Facebook to say:
"It is with greatness 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 lover her. People's respect is incredible. We would like to thank everyone. Goodnight, my angel. Sleep tight."
Sheeran later commented on Triona's passing on Twitter. All of us in entertainment.ie wish Triona's friends and family the best during this tough time.
Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking x
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) April 1, 2014