WATCH: Father sings to his dying newborn son after his wife dies - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WATCH: Father sings to his dying newborn son after his wife dies during childbirth

Posted: Updated:
Chris Picco sings "Blackbird" to his son Lennon (PHOTO: YouTube/K.C. Hohensee) Chris Picco sings "Blackbird" to his son Lennon (PHOTO: YouTube/K.C. Hohensee)
KHQ.com - There really are no words. A grieving father and husband, his dying newborn son, and an iconic song from The Beatles. 

The video is being shared across the world. 

Musician Chris Picco's wife Ashley died recently following an emergency caesarean section in California. Despite the tragedy, Chris focused his energy on his newborn son who was still in the intensive care unit. Chris wrote on a fundraising page set up after his wife passed away: 

“It's impossible to sum up what as happened in the last couple of days,” he wrote. “My wife, best friend and mother of my child passed away. I have a lifetime to grieve this unspeakable loss, but I know that right now she would want me to focus completely on baby Lennon James Picco, who survived by an emergency C-section.”

Chris had been by his son's side ever since his wife died, singing to him and hoping for the best. A friend of Chris' recording him singing The Beatles' "Blackbird" to his son and uploaded it to YouTube. However on Wednesday, Chris released this tragic update about his son, Lennon: 

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.

All you need is love.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • One man dead, another arrested after shooting near Post Falls

    One man dead, another arrested after shooting near Post Falls

    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-10-21 14:57:39 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.

    >>
  • Spokane Police arrest suspect from hit-and-run crash on South Hill

    Spokane Police arrest suspect from hit-and-run crash on South Hill

    Sunday, October 21 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-10-21 04:51:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have successfully located and arrested a suspect from a hit-and-run incident on the South Hill Saturday morning. After crashing a Corvette into an SUV near 53rd and Regal, 36-year-old Kristopher Riley fled the scene on foot and left his passenger inside the vehicle. Police say the passenger of the Corvette and driver of the SUV were hospitalized with serious injuries.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have successfully located and arrested a suspect from a hit-and-run incident on the South Hill Saturday morning. After crashing a Corvette into an SUV near 53rd and Regal, 36-year-old Kristopher Riley fled the scene on foot and left his passenger inside the vehicle. Police say the passenger of the Corvette and driver of the SUV were hospitalized with serious injuries.

    >>
  • Spokane Police searching for suspect in early morning downtown stabbing

    Spokane Police searching for suspect in early morning downtown stabbing

    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-10-21 14:35:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One person was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning and police are still looking for a suspect.  Spokane Police say they received a report of a stabbing near Sprague and Washington just before 1 am on Sunday. Arriving officers found a man who had been stabbed in a parking lot near the intersection.  

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One person was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning and police are still looking for a suspect.  Spokane Police say they received a report of a stabbing near Sprague and Washington just before 1 am on Sunday. Arriving officers found a man who had been stabbed in a parking lot near the intersection.  

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • Walla Walla man killed in eastern Oregon while checking tire pressure

    Walla Walla man killed in eastern Oregon while checking tire pressure

    Sunday, October 21 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-10-21 21:34:31 GMT

    BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - A man was killed on Oregon Route 86 near Baker City while checking the air pressure on his trailer's tires. KBOI reports Dennis Tim Cheney of Walla Walla, Washington had pulled his truck and trailer over on the shoulder of the westbound lane to check tire pressure.    Oregon State Police say another vehicle traveling westbound crossed into the shoulder and hit Cheney.  

    >>

    BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - A man was killed on Oregon Route 86 near Baker City while checking the air pressure on his trailer's tires. KBOI reports Dennis Tim Cheney of Walla Walla, Washington had pulled his truck and trailer over on the shoulder of the westbound lane to check tire pressure.    Oregon State Police say another vehicle traveling westbound crossed into the shoulder and hit Cheney.  

    >>
  • One dead, 3 injured at nightclub shooting in Lakewood

    One dead, 3 injured at nightclub shooting in Lakewood

    Sunday, October 21 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-10-21 20:45:02 GMT

    One person is dead and three others are injured after an early morning shooting at a nightclub in Lakewood.    Police responded to the scene at New World VIP Lounge at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday. They helped three victims with gunshot wounds and took them to a hospital, where one died of his injuries. Friends took a fourth victim to the hospital. 

    >>

    One person is dead and three others are injured after an early morning shooting at a nightclub in Lakewood.    Police responded to the scene at New World VIP Lounge at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday. They helped three victims with gunshot wounds and took them to a hospital, where one died of his injuries. Friends took a fourth victim to the hospital. 

    >>
  • Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

    Thursday, October 18 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-10-18 14:26:38 GMT
    realtor.comrealtor.com

    HAILEY, Idaho - Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. Travis Jones is a listing agent with Engel & Volkers Sun Valley who took over the job of selling the home in the small town of Hailey two years ago. 

    >>

    HAILEY, Idaho - Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. Travis Jones is a listing agent with Engel & Volkers Sun Valley who took over the job of selling the home in the small town of Hailey two years ago. 

    >>