Steve Tyler Grants Dying Man's Wish

The Aerosmith frontman had an emotional meeting with one of his biggest fans on his death bed. Watch the video here.

Steve Tyler Grants Dying Man's Wish
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Steve Tyler brought a dying man's dream to life when he made a special online call to his hospital bed, according to HenneMusic. The fan in question was Lawrence Ori from Illinois, a lifelong rocker and huge Aerosmith fan, with the tattoos to prove it. Even his license plate says "ROCKIN'". Unfortunately, Ori developed supernuclear palsey, a serious condition which makes it difficult to move and speak. "He turned me into a rocker chick", Ori's girlfriend, Joanie Dziak, said. "He taught me to rock at age 50." Thanks to the Passages Hospice Dream Foundation, who set up the skype meeting, Ori fulfilled a dream of meeting his hero. "Lawrence? This is Steven", the frontman said. "I'm coming to you from L.A. and I'm so glad to meet you." Although Ori couldn't respond, he reported went wide eyed, and his family expressed their gratitude for the gesture from Tyler. "That's the great thing about music", Tyler said. "It brings people together and really gets into your soul. It's so beautiful to see so much love around him right now." The call didn't last long due to Ori's fragile condition, but before going Tyler added "You hold on, Lawrence. I love you man." Ori passed away that afternoon, with the song "Dream On" playing in the background. You can see the meeting with the video embed below, but be warned - it's a tear-jerker.

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    sticksause
    Steven Tyler gets so much shit sometimes but sometimes we forget that he has fans that love him. This was very bittersweet, but still great.
    kunkushin
    sad thing is he died after Steve told him he's been hosting american idol. Sorry, that was wrong, cool stuff on Steve Tyler's part, it's always good to hear about fame being used for good.
    BobChicken
    jhart08 wrote: stepco12345 wrote: *Checked* really? someone had to be a dick about something like this? wow, some people are insensitive
    sorry, what?
    olix95
    la711
    NOOOO! it was just a matter of time before thid got screwed. anyway, complete respect for Steve. it's sad i don't see anything like this on yahoo, or other major news websites.
    AsOneIStand
    It's acts like these that lets me believe there is hope for humanity, yet. RIP Lawrence and thank you Steven Tyler. This act has actually made my day a bit brighter.
    belavista man
    I thought human nature was ugly through and through... If a man who COULD be so wrapped up in his own life, in his own status, can take a moment out of his life to give one person a bit of happiness on his death bed, then why is the rest of the world so content with being self-centered, never giving a crap about anybody but themselves? Steve Tyler, you're one sweet human being for this gesture, it has to be said...
    hudsonstradlin
    Goddamn. I don't know who could hate Steven, so fine, he's on American Idol, but his body of work is obviously much more substantial than that. And time after time, he goes out of his way to make his fans feel special. Mucho respect for this guy. Hopefully Mick Jagger will skype him when he's on his death bed. That's what we call the circle of life
    jhart08
    stepco12345 wrote: *Checked*
    really? someone had to be a dick about something like this? wow, some people are insensitive
    John37fold
    hate steve or not.... that is a great story, class act. glad to read a story about a rocker giving back than band drama... thanks for sharing UG!
    loinmute
    This surely cannot be an easy thing to do if I were Tyler. He volunteered to feel the pain of the family and gf. And he chose to do it for NO monetary gain. I still see the entire event as a very sad thing. Very couragous thing for a celebrity to do.
    Bezza27
    At least it was nice for the guy to have spoken to his idol before dying. RIP man. Total respect to Steven for this.
    Guano23
    Steve is a cool sh!t. Had a friend run into him at a local bar a couple years ago. He was out riding in Sunapee NH and as they got ready to head out Steve said hold on a few Ill go get my bike. He leaves in his car and everyones thinking yeah right he wont be back. 10 minutes later here comes Steve on his Harley. My friend said he was a total riot to ride with and they were both singing Aerosmith songs while riding around.
    b_flo
    The Earth Gods wrote: Wat a waste of a wish. I woulda chose geddy lee and made him play magic with me lol.
    POS of the day!
    Mike7x
    It's so cool to hear that some musicians really care about their fans. Steven Tyler is awesome for this.
    b_flo
    Now this is what I'm talking about! Steven Tyler is a class act. He's one who really cares about his fans...and that's why rock stars, like him, shouldn't be bashed around. A truly genuine person...so it's true what my buddy says.
    Ampx612
    Rocketpumpkin wrote: takearide wrote: when Im on my Death bed I would love to have Mick Jagger talk to me on skype. That was pretty cool of steven to do that. RIP Lawrence Same, with Gene Simmons, while I explain that all the stuff I had from him was downloaded
    haha this made me giggle. RIP Lawrence, hats off to steven tyler
    lefthandedkid
    That is awesome, just plain awesome. Lawrence died happy in the end, and may he rest in peace. Steven, you again go to show that even rockstars can still be human.
    jimmypagejunior
    Dream On = Epic Win. I always admired Steven for better or for worse because I had heard my neighbor tell me about when he gave Steven a tour of the White House and received front row tix from the man. A few years later, my neigbor ran into him in Boston and he still remembered him. Class act, although misunderstood at times, and one of the all time greats. Rock on Steve and Lawrence!
    jimishred
    now that is a kind thing for ST to do and thats cool that the guy got his wish.
    Rocketpumpkin
    takearide wrote: when Im on my Death bed I would love to have Mick Jagger talk to me on skype. That was pretty cool of steven to do that. RIP Lawrence
    Same, with Gene Simmons, while I explain that all the stuff I had from him was downloaded
    danterra13
    Clicked on the article, and read this amazing story of a musician showing real humanity. Then, I got to the comments section, with my usual cynicism, ready to read all the comments from the trolls. But all I can find is comments of respect for Steven and kind wishes for Lawrence. Shows that music and kindness can really unite... even the UG Community R.I.P. Lawrence and good on Steven for doing this for a true fan of Rock.
    takearide
    when Im on my Death bed I would love to have Mick Jagger talk to me on skype. That was pretty cool of steven to do that. RIP Lawrence
    JohnnySolo
    damn I bet Lawrence couldn't wish for a better goodbye. They're all good people for setting that up for Lawrence, and I love to see how Steven doesn't forget how much one person means. Hope the man can rest in peace.
    Adam124
    It's good to know that he passed away knowing his dream had come true. R.I.P Lawrence
    6StringBlazer
    fenderstrattele wrote: he passed away that very afternoon? it's like he waited for Steven to say hello RIP Lawrence
    I know, thats what I thought. I wish I could meet one of my heroes in my final hours. Steven is the man for doing something like this for someone. RIP Lawrence
    James_Het_Rules
    I don't even know what to say. With all the drama and shit that goes on in the lives of rockstars, and celebs, it's really cool to see them do things like this for people.
    JSmith38
    Just when I thought I couldn't dislike Steven Tyler more, he does something like this. Tip of the hat to you sir, and RIP Lawrence.
    Zeppelin Addict
    so cool, way to be steven, thats what being a rockstar should be about. all kinds of people have the ability to reach out and do great things but only a handful do, love seeing it.