One of Kid Cudi's more devout fans was suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and recently passed away. The fan, Ben Breedlove, had posted a video on youtube before his death, saying that during a bout with the disease he had visions of being with Cudi. Ben passed away on Christmas day, and Cudi expressed his sadness over his tumblr, saying,
"I am so sad about Ben Breedlove. I watched the video he left for the world to see, and him seeing me in detail, in his vision really warmed my heart. I broke down, Iam to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really fucked up sometimes, but I know Ben is at Peace, and I hope he gets a chance to sit and talk with my Dad. We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me. To Ben’s family, you raised a real hero, he’s definately mine. You have my love."