Britney Spears Pays Tribute To Superfan Who Passed Away

Britney Spears honored a member of her Army on Friday (March 30) when she took to Twitter to share some kind words about the late Christopher Metsker, a disabled fan who was battling a number of health issues and went into cardiac arrest just days beforehand. 

"Heaven gained a beautiful angel this week with the passing of Christopher Metsker," the 36-year-old pop titan told her 57.7 million followers. "His strength and fighting spirit was not only an inspiration to me, but the  as well. My heart goes out to his family." Metsker had also been battling with a lung defect, pneumonia and experienced several comas. "I thought someone from my family or friends was playing a joke on us," his mother Tara told Britney-Galaxy of receiving a gift package from Spears. "Then I received a phone call from Britney's management team making sure Chris received the Balloons and Card from Britney, I was in shock."

Spears is known to respond to fans via social media and has often made exchanges with members of the LGBTQ community, which makes her upcoming GLAAD Vanguard Award all the more justified. "An irrefutable icon, Britney Spears has entertained the world while also embodying the spirit of GLAAD's Vanguard Award by speaking out on significant issues that face her fans – from the Dream Act to anti-transgender bills in Texas," Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, in a press release of her forthcoming accolade. "She is a force in the music world who has used her global platform to share messages of love and acceptance, something that the world needs today more than ever."

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