INSTAGRAM star and influencer nurse Ebi Porbeni, aka 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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