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PopWrapped | Music

A Fond Farewell: Zach Sobiech's “Clouds” Tops iTunes!

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Updated 05/24/2013 1:17am
A Fond Farewell: Zach Sobiech's “Clouds” Tops iTunes!

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Joey O’Hern


Staff Writer

In a world where it seems the darkest news gets the biggest headlines, an incredible story of inspiration has started touching millions.

You may have heard the story of Zach Sobiech who recently passed away on Monday, May 20 at the young age of 18.  Zach may be gone but his inspirational and moving message will live on through song. Sobiech, a Minnesota native, learned last June that he only had months to live after being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at the age of 14, and decided to record the song “Clouds” as a farewell message to his family and friends. With the help of director Justin Baldoni, Sobiech also filmed a 22-minute documentary entitled My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech.

The music video for “Clouds” was released last December and almost instantly went viral. But the reach of the message doesn’t stop there. “Clouds” now sits in the number 1 spot on the iTunes Top 200 chart as well as the iTunes Pop charts.

If you haven’t watched the video and Zach’s documentary I encourage you to do so. For me to just call it inspirational and moving isn’t enough. It’s one of those rare things when you just can’t describe it. A favorite part of the video though is when Zach says, “I want everyone to know, you don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.”

Very true indeed, Zach.

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