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

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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.


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