Kid Cudi has released an emotional statement following the death of Ben Breedlove, a young fan whose struggle with a congenital heart condition ended with his death on Christmas Day.

"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, I am to tears because I hate how life is so unfair," wrote the hip-hop star in a post on his Tumblr site.

Cudi learned of Breedlove thanks to a pair of YouTube videos in which the 18-year-old discussed his condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and related a near-death experience during which he saw a vision of Cudi. "I was looking at myself in this mirror ... I couldn't stop smiling ... I was proud of MYSELF, of my entire life, everything I have done. It was the BEST feeling," wrote Breedlove in a series of notes from the videos.

"This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe," responded Cudi at his site. "This is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really f---ed 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 definitely mine. You have my love."

Watch Ben Breedlove's 'This Is My Story' (Part 1)

Watch Ben Breedlove's 'This Is My Story' (Part 2)