Avalanna Routh, the 6-year-old Justin Bieber fan known affectionately as “Mrs. Bieber,” has died from her rare form of brain cancer.
The sad news was announced on Routh’s Twitter account on Wednesday.
“Our darling Avalanna went to Heaven this morning. Oh Avalanna, the brightest star – you took our hearts with you, our greatest Love,” read the update.
Last February, after the little girl’s battle with Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) and love for her pretend “husband” Bieber gained national attention, Bieber arranged to meet with Routh.
The pair hung out for two hours in Bieber’s hotel room, playing Candyland, eating cupcakes and Sour Patch Kids, and signing each other’s hands.
Bieber referred to Routh as “#MrsBieber” on Twitter, and the singer kept in touch with his ”wife” after their initial meeting, calling the experience “one of the best things I have ever done.”