Chanel, who was 13 years of age, lost her battle after years of fighting brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma. In November 2020, she underwent surgery in the Texas Medical Center to remove a tumor, according to her GoFundMe page. However, two months later, the tumor grew back and spread to other parts of her brain.
Upon hearing of her death, Beyoncé took to her official website to share a beautiful medley for the young angel.
“Rest in peace Lyric Chanel. I love you with all my heart,” Beyoncé wrote in the description of the video. News of Chanel’s demise was shared by her family in an Instagram post that honored her memory.
Chanel’s struggle was documented by her family on Instagram over the past two years. Her inspirational story drew the attention and support of numerous celebrities, including Cardi B and Beyonce, who had also sent Chanel flowers in 2020.
The video posted on Beyonce’s website featured montage of videos and photos from Chanel’s Instagram, and a medley of “Brown Skin Girl,” “Love on Top,” and “Halo.”