INSTAGRAM star and influencer nurse Ebi Eats has died from cancer as tributes pour in from his devastated fans.
Ebi died on July 20, 2021, after being diagnosed with leukemia last September and sharing his cancer battle with his 1.2million followers Instagram followers and on his Nurse Speak podcast.
Ebi’s social media coordinator Emily paid tribute to him on Instagram, writing: “With heavy hearts we are sad to share Ebi passed away Tuesday afternoon surrounded by family and friends.”
“One thing we know is the positive impact the @nurselifern community has had on his life. His family request that we honor his privacy,” she added.
His fans took to Twitter to honor his life and the impact he had, as one wrote: “He brought happiness to SO many. He was a beacon of light. I often have looked to his humor to destress during nursing school. The nursing community will never be the same without you.”
“It’s odd mourning someone I’ve never met, but Ebi wasn’t a stranger to any of us,” another noted. “His page made me feel seen in a career that hasn’t always had my back. When I quit IG his memes were still central to many convos with RN friends. He will never be forgotten.”
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FANS ‘GUTTED’ BY LOSS
Fans of the late nurse said they were “gutted” by his death.
“Such an amazingly good person, nurse, creator, comedian, realist, and the list goes on,” one person said on Twitter.
FANS ‘CRUSHED’ AFTER EBI’S PASSING
‘I FELT LESS ALONE’ BECAUSE OF EBI
TRIBUTES POUR OUT ON TWITTER
BELOVED INFLUENCER PASSED AFTER CANCER BATTLE
EBI HOSTED PODCAST ‘NURSE SPEAK’
Ebi was an intensive care nurse in Los Angeles and hosted the podcast Nurse Speak.
The @NurseLifeRN Instagram profile appears to have been set to private following his death.
EBI MOVED TO CHICAGO AT A YOUNG AGE
Ebi was born in Nigeria before moving to Chicago at the age of nine.
EBI EATS PASSED AFTER BATTLE WITH LEUKEMIA
EBI’S GOFUNDME FOR CANCER TREATMENT
Ebi had raised more than $250,000 as he created a GoFundMe page to raise money for his treatment.
He said he was “nervous” to document his cancer battle and admitted he was “hesitant” about creating a fundraising page.
EBI WILL BE ‘SO VERY MISSED’
Another fan said: “It’s heartbreaking to think that a man who influenced so many of our lives as nurses is gone. Cancer is a b****.
“We lost an amazing man who advocated for so many people throughout his short life. You will be so very missed.”
TRIBUTES POUR OUT
“We speak for our followers when we say, you brought sunshine into our lives daily. Rest in peace, friend.”
One person wrote: I’m sooooo fkn sad. Ebi passed away. Wtf. It’s like losing a coworker. He lifted our spirits with nursing humor during such a difficult time (sic).”
STATEMENT ON EBI EATS’ DEATH
STATEMENT ANNOUNCING EBI’S DEATH
A statement on Instagram read: With heavy hearts, we are sad to share Ebi passed away on Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family and friends.
“One thing we know is the positive impact that the @NurseLifeRN community had on his life.
“His family request we honor his privacy.”
NURSE DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA
The nurse was diagnosed with the illness last September and shared his cancer battle with his Instagram followers, The Metro reports.
Ebi had 1.2million followers on his Instagram profile @nurselifern where he posted stories about his job.
BELOVED NURSE AND PODCASTER EBI EATS DIED
Intensive care nurse and podcaster Ebi Eats has died after a battle with leukemia, according to reports.
Influencer Ebi Porbeni, who hosted the Nurse Speak podcast, died on Tuesday afternoon, his social media coordinator announced.