Tennessee teacher serenaded in viral video passes away

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville teacher who was serenaded by his students in a viral video has passed away.

Ben Ellis passed away Friday morning.

“With deep sadness and a very heavy heart, I write to tell you that our beloved Ben Ellis has passed away. Since last December, millions of people around the world have prayed for Ben to be healed of his cancer. Today, Ben entered Heaven fully healed; he is home,” Christ Presbyterian Academy Headmaster Nate Morrow said.

Ellis is scheduled to be buried in Nashville on Sunday, WTVF reported.