Skip to comments.Zach Sobiech's farewell song 'Clouds' touched millions around the world
Posted on 05/20/2013 6:47:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
From a concert pianist in Korea to a woman suffering from depression in Germany to schoolchildren in Japan, Zach Sobiech touched millions of people around the world with "Clouds," his song of farewell to family and friends.
Sobiech was an "extraordinary young man who had the profound ability to make everyone feel better about themselves," said Dan Seeman, vice president and market manager for KS95/Hubbard Radio in St. Paul, who initiated Sobiech's recording of the song. "He embraced his life and challenged each of us to do the same."
Sobiech died early Monday at his home in Lakeland, 3-1/2 years after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. He was 18.
"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our son Zachary David Sobiech," Sobiech's family said in a statement. "We'd like to thank those people who listened with their hearts and helped Zach bring his message and his music to the world."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Church of St. Michael in Stillwater. Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Sobiech's recording of "Clouds" has received almost 3 million hits on YouTube and inspired a deluge of love. People who had never met him were inspired to record their own versions and reach out to Sobiech through his CaringBridge website and YouTube.
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Of course. It’s always the nice ones this kind of thing happens to. You never hear about some rotten pig who gets cancer and dies tragically young. There’s a lesson there somewhere but I’m not sure what it is.
Sometimes, I like to think God is giving the A holes of the world a bit more time to repent & change their ways. But who knows?
Some people are just too good for this world.
I hear ya-It SEEMS that way, but there are plenty of as*holes who have died young. Che comes to mind.
God Bless him and his family. May the Lord comfort them. Amen.