Teacher in viral video succumbs to cancer

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 18, 2016
A Nashville teacher who was serenaded by his students in a viral video has died after a battle with cancer.

Ben Ellis, a teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy, passed away Friday, according to an email sent to CPA parents.

“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,” CPA Headmaster Nate Morrow said in the letter.

Heartwarming video footage shows hundreds of students and faculty gathering outside his home. The video of Ellis being serenaded can be seen on