Justin’s emotional concert tribute to Avalanna ‘Mrs. Bieber’ Routh, who lost her battle with brain cancer on Sept. 26, brought tears to her parents eyes, who said their little girl would have ‘loved it.’
Justin Bieber took a special moment during his concert on Sept. 29 in Glendale, Arizona, to pay a heartfelt dedication to Avalanna ‘Mrs. Bieber’ Routh, who died just three days prior from a rare form of brain cancer at the age of six. Avalanna’s parents were in the audience, and completely shocked by the performance.
“We didn’t know he’d be dedicating the song to her. It was completely unrehearsed,” Avalanna’s father, Cameron Routh, told Celebuzz.
“We were so touched by it. But I wasn’t really surprised, because that’s just the kind of guy he is.”
Justin performed his song One Last Lonely Girl on stage while a slideshow of photos of him and Avalanna played in the background. “Instead of choosing a ‘lonely girl’ as he usual does, Justin placed flowers on a empty seat,” Justin’s musical director Dan Kanter told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “It was very emotional for all of us. She was precious.”
Cameron said his little girl would have been just as touched.
“Avalanna would have loved it,” he said. “She loved parties, loved people and loved adventures. She would have taken the phone from me and told you herself.”
Avalanna first grabbed Justin’s attention after hospital workers organized a wedding for Avalanna and a cut-out of Justin. Social media alerted the 18-year-old heartthrob and eventually the two met, became friends and had a pretend wedding of their own.
Justin informed fans of his grief via Twitter when he heard of her passing. “Just got the worst news ever. One of the greatest spirits i have ever known is gone. please pray for her family and for her,” he wrote, adding “please show respect to her and her family. say a prayer for her and for them. i miss her.”
— Christina Stiehl
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