Teenager posts heartbreaking video of near death experiences just one week before dying
Published 28/12/2011 | 13:10
AN eighteen-year-old US student who charted his terrifying near death experiences from a heart condition on YouTube videos, passed away on Christmas night.
Ben Breedlove, from Austin, Texas cheated death three times and made two videos telling of his experiences of nearly dying and his relief when he was brought back to life.
But on Christmas night he suffered a heart attack and doctors could not revive him.
In his videos he told of a bright light brought him peace on his first near death experience, and on the second occasion he saw himself wearing a suit in a white room with his favourite rapper Kid Cudi.
“I then looked in the mirror, I was proud of myself of my entire life, everything I have done. It was the BEST feeling,” he said.
After hearing of his death Kid Cudi posted on his website of his sadness at Ben’s passing and told his family: “You raised a real hero. He’s definitely mine. You have my love.”
In one of his YouTube videos Ben said that the white light he saw offered comfort. “I couldn't take my eyes off it, and I couldn't help but smile. I had no worries at all, like nothing else in the world mattered,” he said.
In his last YouTube video, posted on December 18, exactly one week before he died, he charted his heartbreaking near death experiences with his heart condition and his regrets that he could not play sports or live a normal life because of it.