Drake mourns death of young fan in heartfelt Instagram tribute

In August, Drake surprised an 11-year-old heart transplant patient with a special visit.

The hip-hop star skipped the MTV VMAs at New York’s Radio City Music Hall so he could go to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he met super-fan Sofia Sanchez.

The young girl had participated in the “In My Feelings Challenge” that swept across the Internet recently – in which people completed a choreographed dance to Drake’s track of the same name – which the rapper had seen and decided to drop by the hospital to say hi.

In a video posted to the hospital’s official Facebook page, Drake told a surprised Sofia: “You asked me to come, and I’m here. I’m so happy I got to see you.”

Sofia was left speechless, and later recalled: “I didn’t talk for a minute. I was like, ‘What? Is this real or fake?’ And he was like, ‘It’s me, Drake.’”

The visit was made extra special for Sofia as she had celebrated her 11th birthday just days before.

She added: “This is the best birthday I ever had. He got to sing me ‘God’s Plan’. I gave him my autograph, and he gave me his.”

The ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker also posted pictures of his time at the hospital on Instagram.

One snap of himself with Sofia was captioned: “Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball.”