04/04/2014 07:17 BST | Updated 04/04/2014 07:59 BST

Ed Sheeran Serenades Dying Fan With His Song 'Little Bird' Minutes Before Her Death After Twitter Campaign

Ed Sheeran granted a teenage fan her dying wish this week, as he serenaded her shortly before she passed away.

Triona Priestly died of Cystic Fibrosis on Tuesday just minutes after her idol sang his song 'Little Bird' down the phone to her, with her brother claiming the star "sang her to sleep".

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Ed's performance was a response to a Twitter campaign set up by fans using the hashtag #SongForTri, to encourage him to grant Triona's last wish of being serenaded by the singer.

Her brother Colm told the Irish Independent: "Triona slipped into a sleep as Ed was singing to her and passed away shortly afterwards.

"We would like to thank everyone who played their part in making that happen."

After learning that the teenager had died, Ed paid his last respects to her on his Twitter page, saying:

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