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Published May 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Zach Sobiech with Samantha "Sammy" Brown


Zach Sobiech, left, plays guitar as his friend Samantha "Sammy" Brown, foreground, sings a song they wrote earlier that night called 'Star Hopping' in Lakeland, Minn., on Dec. 3, 2012. Sobiech, the Lakeland teenager whose song "Clouds" became an Internet sensation, died early Monday, May 20, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family and his girlfriend, according to a CaringBridge post by Zach's mother. He was 18. Sobiech, who had a rare form of bone cancer, began writing songs of farewell to family and friends last fall. His first song, "Clouds," went viral and has received almost 3 million hits on YouTube. (AP Photo/St. Paul Pioneer Press, Ben Garvin)
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