The six-year-old girl who had a pretend wedding with Justin Bieber has sadly passed away. Our thoughts go out to her family.
Avalanna Routh — also known as “Mrs. Bieber” — died of brain cancer on September 26. The little girl was famous for her love of Justin Bieber which prompted hospital workers to conduct a pretend wedding with a paper cut-out of the teen heartthrob. She eventually met and became good friends with her “husband.”
Avalanna’s family took to Twitter to announce the devastating news.
“Our darling Avalanna went to Heaven this morning. Oh Avalanna, the brightest star – you took our hearts with you, our greatest Love;(,” @Avalanna tweeted.
According to the Associated Press, she died of an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. In her sadly brief life, Avalanna’s dreams were come true when she met Justin Bieber after “marrying” him in February 2012. She even went on The Today Show with the 18-year-old singer to talk about what great friends they ‘d become!
“We iChat and we Facetime,” Justin said on Today in June 2012.
Justin would always tweet about the little girl, referring to her as his “wifey.” He also took to Twitter to express his sadness about the devastating news.
“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,” Justin tweeted on Sept. 26. “RIP Avalanna. I love you. Please show respect to her and her family. Say a prayer for her and for them. I miss her.”
A close friend of Justin’s tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “Justin is really sad about his little friend Mrs. Bieber losing her battle [with her terrible illness.] He got the phone call yesterday and is not happy. His heart and prayers really go out to her family.”
We are so sad to hear about this devastating news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Avalanna’s family today.
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— Reporting by Sandra Clark
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