Saturday, 23 March, 2019

The Voice Singer Janice Freeman Is Dead At Age 33

Janice Freeman The Voice- Season 13 BREAKING: The Voice contestant dies aged 33 | Daily Star
Angelica Greene | 04 March, 2019, 04:11

Janice Freeman, a season 13 contestant on The Voice, died on Saturday at the age of 33.

The singer was at home with her husband Dion in Pasadena, Calif., when she reportedly todl him she had trouble breathing. She was brought to the hospital and pronounced dead at around 5.30pm local time.

Although she was clearly full of life and doing all she could to stay healthy, Freeman had been dealing with various issues related to her health prior to her passing.

The 33-year-old singer competed on season 13 of the reality show competition in 2017, and sang "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons for her audition song.

"A survivor and fighter, and a handsome force in this world, Janice gained notoriety through her success on NBC's "The Voice" as a member of Miley Cyrus' team", the statement said.

She quickly became one of Cyrus' favorites on the show thanks to her impressive vocal talents and ability to execute unbelievable performances week after week on stage (as you can see in a video of one of Freeman's performances, above!).

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Freeman revealed that her family had been struggling with looking for a place to live when Cyrus helped her out financially, paying her rent for six months.

On Instagram, Freeman posted a video in thanks for Cyrus, describing her as "my dawg", and stating she would defend her "to the bitter end".

Sadly, Freeman is not the first cancer-survivor Voice contestant to pass away recently. She finished 11th in the season, but continued to receive support from Cyrus.

"Thank you @janicefreeman ... for everything. This represents you perfectly", Cyrus, 26, wrote. She had a husband and daughter. According to her manager, the singer had been battling bronchitis and lupus.

Others also shared tributes to Freeman on social media. "And may God rest her too-young soul", MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted.

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