Beyoncé shared a tribute video on her website today (March 6) following the death of a prominent Beyhive member. Lyric Chanel, a 13-year-old girl diagnosed with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma, passed away Friday (March 5) — prompting the “Irreplaceable” singer to post a medley of her hits in a two-minute visual.
The video montage, titled “Rest in Peace Lyric Chanel,” premiered via Beyonce.com. It features a slideshow of videos and photos of young Lyric, and what sounds like an original recording of Beyoncé singing her songs: “Brown Skin Girl,” “Halo” and “Love on Top.”
If you listen closely, Bey swaps “baby” for Lyric’s name on her touching rendition of “Love on Top.”
“Lyric it’s you. You’re the one I love, and you’re the one I need,” she sings. “You’re the only thing I see. Come on Lyric, it’s you. You’re the one that gives your all. You’re the one I can always call. When I need you baby everything stops. You put my love on top.
“I love you with all my heart,” she adds.
Last year, when Lyric, a Houston native, shared a video (that would go viral) of herself singing “Love on Top,” Mrs. Carter sent a bouquet of white flowers to her.
Lyric’s family posted the gift on Instagram, captioning the video, “When the Queen Bey sends you flowers. Thank you so much @beyonce Lyric was so shock to get mail from you and she said Beyoncé is the Best!!! We love you so much and she hopes to one day meet you.”
In October, Bey blessed Lyric with Ivy Park apparel. But unfortunately, the two never met.
Lyric’s family expressed their gratitude for the heartfelt tribute video. “Beyoncé thank you so much,” a family member wrote in a caption sharing the video. “I’m so grateful that Lyric was able to hear you sing to her before she left this world #yhungchanel.
Check out the heartfelt video below: