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WATCH: EWU fraternity serenades mother of member who died last year

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. -

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity of Eastern Washington University shared a special moment over Mother's Day weekend with the family of a young man who died late last year. During the fraternity's spring formal in Leavenworth, 44 fraternity brothers serenaded Corey Lee's mom with a rendition of "My Beta Sweetheart."

"Happy Mother's Day from your 44 adopted sons," read a post on the Fraternity's Facebook page. "The men of the Beta were so incredibly blessed this past weekend when we were finally able to pin our beloved brother Corey Lee's mother. Through all the tears and heartache, it proved to be a moment that no one there will ever forget."

The brothers also presented Corey's mom with Corey's member pin that they put on a necklace.

On a Facebook page dedicated to Corey's memory, Corey's mother expressed heartache and appreciation for the gesture.

"Corey Lee you left my arms way too soon and that is bitter without sweet but you also gave me 44 new bright, handsome, honorable, caring Beta Brothers. You would be proud of the way they are honoring you by honoring me, your brother and Dad," her post reads. "Your Beta brothers will always have a spot in my heart for loving you like your family always has."

Corey Lee was found in dorm room after the Thanksgiving holiday last year. Police were investigating his death as a controlled substance homicide.

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