Chris Picco, Man Who Tragically Lost Wife and Infant Son, Mourns His Loved Ones Through Song


This is a man who knows the true meaning of heartbreak.

Chris Picco lost both his wife and newborn son earlier this month, according to The Ashley Picco Memorial YouCaring page. His wife, Ashley, unexpectedly passed away and his son, Lennon James, was delivered prematurely via emergency C-section. At 24 weeks old, Lennon only survived for four days before he also passed away.

An incredibly touching video of Picco singing The Beatles’ “Blackbird” to his son in the hospital went viral last week. It currently has more than 15 million views. Now, Picco has picked up his guitar once again, this time to mourn his loved ones.

Picco spoke and then sang “This Is My Father’s World,” at The Ashley and Lennon Picco Memorial Service, held in Loma Linda, California, on November 15, according to the video below.

His beautiful song is made all the more moving because of the montage of images accompanying it, of his brief time with Lennon.

I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him,” Chris Picco wrote on YouCaring.com. “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.”

See the excerpt from the memorial service in the video below, with Picco’s song beginning at the 8:10 mark:

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