Avalanna Routh, 6, whose love for Justin Bieber encouraged a Boston hospital to organize a pretend wedding to the pop star as she battled a rare brain cancer, has died.
Her family said on their Twitter account that Avalanna - she called herself Mrs. Bieber - died Wednesday morning at her Merrimac home.
During the pretend wedding, Avalanna wore a T-shirt that said "Future Mrs. Bieber" and stood next to his portrait under a banner that declared them "Just Married." That sparked a social-media campaign to help her meet the singer.
Bieber arranged for the girl to meet him in New York, where they spent a couple of hours together before he tweeted that the experience was the best thing he's ever done.