Who was Lyric Chanel? Houston girl adored by Beyoncé and Cardi B dies after losing tragic cancer battle at 13

Cardi B sent her a video and commended her saying she was happy to see Lyric dancing, smiling and creating Tik Tok videos despite her illness


                            Who was Lyric Chanel? Houston girl adored by Beyoncé and Cardi B dies after losing tragic cancer battle at 13
Lyric Chanel (Instagram / yhung.chanel_)

In a heartbreaking tragedy, Lyric Chanel — the 13-year-old who captured the hearts of Beyonce and Traiter Truth and was probably one of the biggest fans of Cardi B — died on March 5, 2021. The family announced it on her Instagram account after sharing one of her last photos. The post read, “She is resting so peacefully and so beautiful. I can see your halo baby girl💙 Heaven gained a beautiful Angel this morning 💙.”

The news left many shocked and they poured heartwarming wishes for her. Talking about her personality, Beyonce's spokeswoman Yvette Noel Schule once tried to lift her spirits and said, “I tried to write something, but I can’t find the words. This is not a good thing. This is not a simple comment. The lyrics are a joy. She hugs the perfect stranger and remains positive throughout. I’m at a loss to find something else to write. My heart breaks.”

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“We are truly sorry for your loss. Chanel had a special place in so many hearts🙏🏽💞,” one comment read and another said, “Monica you are the strongest mother. Thanks for sharing your baby with the world we’ve all been touched by an angel.”

A third comment said, “Sending you love ❤️ Lyric truly changed my life for the better ❤️❤️❤️ What an amazing young woman and an amazing family. Thank you for sharing lyric and her light💡 with all of us ❤️,” and another read, “We damn sure had a celebration one last time. Love you forever.”

Lyric Chanel (Instagram / yhung.chanel_)

Who was Lyric Chanel?

Born as Yhung Lyric Chanel, the young girl was only 11 when she was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called anaplastic ependymoma. Over the years, she documented her fight against brain tumors and garnered over 470,000 followers on social media. Chanel grew up in Houston with her family and her mother, Monica Valentine, was one of her biggest support systems. By the time she was taken to the doctors, cancer had developed to stage 3 – its highest stage. 

The family recorded more than 10 surgeries, including chemotherapy, and her mom posted on March 4, 2021, “I just received news from the doctor that Lyric is dying and I only have a few days to live … these are the hardest words to hear.” Back in December 2020, her mother told The Breakfast Club, “She doesn’t say too much that [the word ‘die’] much anymore... She told me, ‘Mom, I don’t want to ‘D’,’ because I told her don’t say ‘die.’ And I said, ‘That’s not going to happen.’”

Lyric Chanel (Instagram / yhung.chanel_)

Beyonce to Cardi B: Singers who made a difference

To bring a little joy into her life, Beyonce once surprised her with a gift hamper from her Ivy Park collection! Sharing it with her fans, Chanel wrote, “@Beyonce, thank you for not being able to come any longer. I just came back after receiving chemotherapy and saw the surprise I was waiting for. I really love you. You This is my Yonse.” 

Not just her, Cardi B sent her a video and commended her saying she was happy to see Lyric dancing, smiling and creating Tik Tok videos despite her illness. Rapper Trae tha Truth — who went on to become one of her closest friends — visited  Lyric and her family often and she called him ‘Uncle Trae’.

Catch the old videos and posts here: 



 

 



 

‘Don’t make Lyric Chanel’s passing about her wish for Beyoncé to sing to her’

After her death, a lot of people on the Internet came together to pay tributes. “Rest In Peace to one of Cardi’s biggest fans Lyric Chanel. Sending all the love and comfort in the world to her family at this time.” Another wrote, “damn RIP to my lil cousin, Keep watch over your mom, dad, and sisters cause they will need to feel your presence. REST UP BABYGIRL and I am glad to see how blessed you were to touch so many. We love you.”

“I’m so heartbroken by Lyric Chanel’s death.... but I’m happy she’s no longer in pain. Prayers to her family! Such a beautiful girl inside and out. Her strength is unmatched.” Another said, “I really pray to God that they don’t make Lyric Chanel’s passing about her wish for Beyoncé to sing to her. Let that girl rest please.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Catch some of her pictures here.