Big Time Rush honors late fan Jane Fiemeyer last night in concert

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Big Time Rush is mourning the loss of one of its biggest fans.

Eight-year-old Jane Fiemeyer had been battling leukemia for over a year, and when treatment was no longer an option, her mother Jil Flemeyer launched a campaign to make her daughter’s dream of meeting the boy band a reality.

Sadly, Celebuzz has learned that Jane, affectionately known as Princess Warrior, lost her battle with leukemia on Thursday before getting the opportunity to meet her idols. The band was planning to surprise Jane at her home on Sept. 10.

Now Big Time Rush star Kendall Schmidt and his older bother Kenneth Schmidt are opening up about Jane’s unfortunate passing.

“The boys and I never got a chance to meet Jane Fiemeyer in person, and we are deeply saddened to hear that she has passed away,” Kendall tells Celebuzz. “We, together with The Make A Wish Foundation, were right in the middle of planning a trip to meet Jane in person, but the universe had other, even greater plans that took her from us all way ahead of her time.”

He adds, “Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to the Fiemeyer family so that they may find peace.”

As we previously reported, Big Time Rush, together with the Kendall’s brothers Kevin and Kenneth, recorded a video to their young fan, which Jane was able to watch before her passing.

“When those we love pass on, it is always hard for those we leave behind. But Jane Fiemeyer left us today in a way I think we all hope to leave… that way being surrounded by love. Jane Fiemeyer… you were loved immensely and you will be missed,” Kenneth tells Celebuzz.

On Tuesday, Kevin tweeted, “Beautiful Jane Flemeyer, A birdy told me for you to look out for a message from @bigtimerush tomorrow. :) Xo Warrior Princess, Kevin.”