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Watch this video because age matters: 80 Year Old Sings Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’, Tears Ensue 

by Tony Creech on Tuesday, November 10, 2015


his is one of those videos to help you get your feels going. It changes everything, the age of the performers. Watching the Young @Heart Chorus perform this moving piece with Fred Kittle (RIP), in his 80’s, reminds me that life is short and some things you think matters really really don’t (like red Starbucks Cups), and that some things really do matter. We choose what matters to us, and too often blame others for our missing what counts. I hope this jars you back into reality, ever so gently and wonderfully.

From a tribute to Fred on the Young @ Heart Chorus Website

He was able to spend his last few days surrounded by family, visited by friends, sharing stories, telling jokes, watching football, some of his favorite pastimes. He died peacefully, knowing that he was loved and will be missed, but feeling he had led a full and happy life and had been blessed with a loving wife and family, including the twelve grandchildren that he couldn’t get enough of.

In lieu of flowers, it is Fred’s wish that donations be made to one of three worthy organizations: The Young@Heart Chorus, The Clarke School for the Deaf and VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson. The family would especially like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Hospice for such kind attention and caring during his last week of life.

What a cool group to take the time to support.


Where I Found This: Fred Knittle Sings Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ In Young Hearts Chorus

Tony Creech
anthony thomas creech is Founder of Citadel Magazine. He's a marketing executive, filmmaker, screenwriter, columnist, and university lecturer on film, audio, media, and faith. You can find him at