*Janice Freeman the singer who found fame on NBC’s “The Voice” has passed away, unexpectedly. She was only 33.
Freeman’s friend and fellow gospel singer Crystal Lewis broke the news Sunday morning around midnight, reports The Blast.
“I received word that my beautiful friend Janice Freeman passed away. I’m at a loss. A complete and utter loss,” she wrote. “She was beating cancer. She was a BEAST vocalist… like no one I’d ever heard.”
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Just before I stepped on stage to sing with Tori Kelly at her Orange County show tonight I received word that my beautiful friend Janice Freeman passed away. I’m at a loss. A complete and utter loss. She was beating cancer. She was a BEAST vocalist… like no one I’d ever heard. We only met in person one time but we continued to communicate and I have to say few people IN MY WHOLE LIFE were as encouraging. As authentic. As real. As breathtakingly beautiful. Life. Is. Short. Love hard. Be honest. Do good. Sing loud. I already miss her random intensely felt texts. I’m at a loss.
Freeman reportedly died on Saturday from an apparent blood clot. It appears the blood clot we referenced above, traveled to her heart. She had battled through a series of health issues throughout her life including, lupus, cervical cancer and meningitis.
Janice’s family told TMZ that she was at home in West Covina with her husband, Dion, when she started complaining she couldn’t breathe. Dion called 911 and had to perform CPR on her until paramedics arrived. She was pronounced dead around 5:30 PM at a hospital.
Freeman was on Miley Cyrus‘ team during “The Voice” season 13 in 2017 and made it to the top 11.
She and Miley stayed in touch after the show. Back in 2018, Janice posted a very emotional thank you to Miley for helping her out financially when she and her family were searching for a place to live.
‘THE VOICE’ CONTESTANT JANICE FREEMAN SAYS MILEY CYRUS FOUND HOUSING FOR HER FAMILY AND PAID THEIR RENT
As a tribute to Janice, Miley Cyrus posted a photo of a rainbow:
Janice Freeman leaves behind her husband and one daughter.