Janice Freeman, a singer and an alumnus of The Voice season 13 has died on the 2nd of March. She was 33 years old.
According to Variety, Freeman died in Pasadena, California from a blood clot brought on by an extreme case of pneumonia. The singer was a cancer survivor who had previously dealt with a myriad of health issues including cervical cancer, lupus, and meningitis.
According to a statement, Freeman’s family also confirmed her death to TMZ.
“She was at home in Pasadena with her husband, Dion, when she started complaining she couldn’t breathe.”
Her husband called 911 and subsequently performed CPR until the paramedics showed up on the scene. Freeman was pronounced dead that evening.
Freeman’s team has announced her passing on her official Twitter account:
Along with the caption:
“With heavy hearts and sadness we share the news of Janice’s passing . Details about services and in what ways the family can be supported to follow.”
Janice Freeman’s Legacy
Freeman was a fan favorite during her stint on the show. She was on Miley Cyrus’ team, and ultimately finished in the Top 11. During the Blind Auditions, the singer managed to make both coach Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson to turn for her with a soaring version of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.”
Tributes have been pouring out in support of the late singer’s family, as well as in honor of her talents. Cyrus posted a tribute to her former artist on her Instagram stories with a photo of a rainbow and a caption that simply read:
“Thank you, @JaniceFreeman… for everything. This represents you perfectly.”
Hudson posted on Instagram that Freeman was “a blessing and inspiration to us all.”
@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
Freeman is survived by her husband Dion and her 12-year old daughter.