Thu December 29, 2011
Funeral for Austin Teen To Be Streamed Online
Westlake High School student Ben Breedlove, who died of a heart attack on Christmas Day, has gained international fame on the internet through a pair of inspirational YouTube videos. Today, Breedlove's fans will be able to stream the 18-year old's funeral online through local news channel KXAN.
KXAN says Breedlove's father asked that his son's funeral be made available to fans after receiving "requests from people around the world who want to watch." The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. at Gateway Church.
Breedlove battled a heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, for most of his life. In the videos, Breedlove uses note cards to talk about instances where he cheated death and a peaceful vision he's had.
A day after Breedlove's death, rapper Kid Cudi posted a response on his Tumblr page praising Breedlove as a "real hero." Check out Kid Cudi's post here (some of the language is not appropriate for a younger audience). You can watch Breedlove's videos here.