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Zach Sobiech's song tops the charts; documentary gets 4M hits

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Friends and family of Zach Sobiech celebrated his inspiring life at a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday. The high school student from Lakeland, who drew widespread national attention during his battle with a rare form of bone cancer, died Monday at 18.

Sobiech's deeply personal song, "Clouds," written as a goodbye to his loved ones, became an Internet sensation – and the catchy tune continues to garner increased attention.

On Wednesday, it reached the number one spot on the iTunes' singles chart.

People magazine this week noted that Sobiech was given months to live last June, but that didn't stop him from becoming a rock star and an inspiration to millions.

Also being widely watched and shared this week is a 22-minute documentary about Sobiech called "My Last Days," made by SoulPancake, co-founded by actor Rainn Wilson. In it, he says, "I want everyone to know, you don't have to find out you're dying to start living." Check it out:

Sobiech's family has asked that any memorial donations be made to Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund.

Here's Sobiech performing his song "Clouds":

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