Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

A Grieving Father Sings Beatles’ Song To His Dying Newborn Son.

A Youtube video of Chris Picco singing the Beatles’ song Blackbird to his infant son is being shared by people around the world. The tiny infant, Lennon James Picco, was delivered on Nov. 8 by an emergency C-section at 24 weeks. A few hours later, the mother 30-year-old Ashley Picco, passed away in her sleep.

According to the video, the doctors at Loma Linda University Hospital in California were concerned about the baby’s lack of movement and brain activity. During Ashley’s pregnancy, she often felt the baby move to music, so Chris asked if he could bring his guitar into the neonatal intensive care unit and play for Lennon. He did this for several hours each day. One day after this video was filmed, Lennon went to sleep in his daddy’s arms.

Ashley Picco passed away a few hours after giving birth. 

Chris kisses the feet of his 24-week old son, Lennon. 

Chris kisses the feet of his 24-week old son, Lennon. 


Chris wrote this on Facebook:

“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.”

If you would like to donate to the memorial fund set up for the family, please visit

One comment that was made touched me, "I wish we could all band together as a group and take away his pain, each one of us absorbing a small amount of it, taking it away from him…"

Source: K.C. Hohensee

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