Massachusetts boy, 5, who received new heart, dies

BOSTON (AP) A 5-year-old boy whose reaction to learning he'd be receiving a new heart captivated people on social media has died in Massachusetts.

The family of Ari Schultz said on Facebook that the boy, a Red Sox fan, died Friday evening while listening to the Boston baseball team.

The post didn't reveal the cause of death.

Schultz was born with a heart syndrome that was discovered when his mother was pregnant with him. He had about 20 surgeries and waited more than 200 days to receive a heart transplant at Boston Children's Hospital in March.

Schultz's parents had posted a YouTube video of them telling him he is getting a new heart. The video has received more than 450,000 views.

His father says Ari arrived home from the hospital in mid-June.

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