A teenage boy from Melbourne, named Shaun Wilson-Miller, died due to cancer just weeks after becoming a Youtube sensation for accidentally posting his goodbye video on the video sharing site.
The video has received 1.3 million views so far.
Wilson-Miller, 17, was a cancer patient. After receiving his second heart transplant, it was clear to him that he would not live for long. When he realized this, he filmed a farewell video for his friends and family. He intended to post that video on his Facebook wall, but ended up posting it on Youtube and was not aware that the video was public. The next morning when he woke up, his farewell video had already received 10,000 hits.
Shaun Wilson-Miller's farewell video captured the attention of thousands of people and brought him a lot of fame. Even though a lot of people think that Shaun deliberately posted the video on Youtube to gain fame, the message in his video was inspirational and simple, that live your life to the fullest.
In his farewell video, Shaun Wilson-Miller asks everyone to enjoy their lives and take care of his father when he is not around. "The way I look at it is I didn't get to decide this. These are the cards I've been dealt. I just have to roll with the punches,” he says, as also reported on radaronline.com. He adds, "I have had two heart transplants, had a stent put in, and an aneurysm. I have had 10 more years than I should have because of that. I want to go out with a bang."
Wilson-Miller had even appeared on Australian television. He was featured on programs such as "The Footy Show" and "Neighbours". He even inspired a rap song which is being played on radio stations across Australia these days.
Wilson-Miller touched the hearts of many and when news of his death hit the internet, millions of condolence messages poured in. People posted their messages on his Facebook profile and that of his father's.