According to TMZ, the soul singing and jaw dropping contestant from the 13th season of The Voice, Janice Freeman, died Saturday from an apparent blood clot. Freeman, fan favorite that once impressed both judges Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus, was only 33 years-old.
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TMZ further reports that Freeman was at home in West Covina with her husband, Dion, when she began complaining that she couldn’t breathe. Dion called 911 and performed CPR on her until paramedics arrived, but she was pronounced dead around 5:30 PM in the hospital.
Freeman’s manager told TMZ that the singer had been battling bronchitis and lupus, and that the blood clot was actually in her lungs. Source say that a blood clot traveled to her heart.
Freeman had suffered a series of health blows in her short life – from lupus to cervical cancer, and even meningitis. At the time of her demise, she was a happy survivor that continued to inspire people with her voice.
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In spite of her health challenges, that voice of Freeman made her a star.
Knocking out much of the competition, she made it to the top 11 on her season of The Voice. She was on “Team Miley” and continued to stay in touch with the country star even after the show.
Miley was saddened by the news and posted a picture of a rainbow in an Instagram story tribute to Freeman. “Thank you @janicefreeman … for everything. This represents you perfectly,” Cyrus wrote across the photo.
Hudson also paid tribute on social media: “the voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all!”
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@janicefreeman the voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all! My heart and prayers go out to @janicefreeman daughter and family ! @mileycyrus @nbcthevoice #ripjanicefreeman
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Beloved by her friends, she recently appeared on the popular YouTube cult classic, Terrell Grice show. Her personality shines and she invites you into her world, wholeheartedly.
Last year, Freeman posted an emotional thank you to Miley for helping her out financially when she and her family were looking for a place to live and below is a tweet from Miley about Janice during happier times.
Just when my heart misses u so much I don't think I can stand it …. I remember something special…. nothing ends for us tonight …. it BEGINS! Our friendship is infinite! I love u to the moon, my STAR! J + M = 4EVR @janice_freeman pic.twitter.com/EFFIwAiZdF
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 29, 2017
Janice is survived by her husband and daughter.
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