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'Blackbird': Chris Picco Sings to Dying Baby Lennon in Viral Video

By    |   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 07:23 PM

A video of new father Chris Picco playing and singing the Beatles' "Blackbird" to his dying infant son, just days after the boy's mother died in childbirth, is wrenching tears from viewers around the Internet.

Picco’s wife, Ashley Picco, died hours after her son was born on Nov. 8, 9 News reported. Her baby was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks old, and his lack of movement concerned her caretakers.

The little one, named Lennon James Picco, had responded in utero to music, 9 News said, and so Chris Picco asked to bring his guitar to the hospital to play to his son.

For several hours every day, Chris Picco played music in the California hospital for his baby, who died Tuesday, 9 News said.

On his Facebook page, Chris Picco said it’s unclear why his wife died, and that an examination is being done.

He also posted there, “Dear friends, family, and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this. My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy's arms late last night. He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world. He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend. I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him. His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him - as I have had the privilege of doing. I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said "goodbye for now". There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world. All you need is love."



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A video of new father Chris Picco playing and singing the Beatles' "Blackbird" to his dying infant son, just days after the boy's mother died in childbirth, is wrenching tears from viewers around the Internet.
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