On Feb. 21, Sanjaya Malakar, posted the following note to his fan site:
Id love to be able to come on here today and say something happy and funny and laugh and sing all day long, but every once in a while, life gives you challenges that aren't meant to make you happy. Some of you may know the story of Nicholas Sears. He's my the son of my mothers friend of 25 years who we adopted as our cousin cause he had no family except his mom and brother. Well for the past couple years he's been fighting a very rare form of cancer. He's been on countless medications just to keep himself neutral and he's still been in pain. However, today at around noon in the presence of my mother who saved his families existence by motivating them to move out of an extremely unhealthy house and has been taking care of nicholas to make his days full of love and comfort, and my sister who he's always had a little crush on and who I always hoped, if the day came, he would be able to see and talk to before the inevitable, he passed on. Now comes my request for you. I fear that he may become lost in the transition and I want it to go smoothly for him. So if you all could please pray for his release and comfort on his way to the side. I think he need the support of as many people as possible. Thank you for your love and may you all be happy and healthy for years and years to come.