Tragic news today out of the music and television world:
Janice Freeman, a beloved contestant on The Voice in 2017, died on Saturday evening of complications related to a blood clot.
She was 33 years old.
According to TMZ, who spoke to the singer’s family, Freeman was at home in West Covina with her husband, Dion, when she began to have trouble beathing.
Dion reportedly called 911 and had to perform CPR on his wife until paramedics arrived.
Janice was then pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. at a local hospital.
“We are heartbroken to report that Janice Marie Freeman passed away on March 2, 2019 from an extreme case of pneumonia,” Freeman’s rep told E! News and other outlets.
Continues this statement:
“She was a survivor and fighter, and a beautiful force in this world. Janice gained notoriety through her success on NBC’s The Voice as a member of Miley Cyrus’s team.
“Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus.”
Freeman also overcame cervical cancer and meningitis, but this blood clot allegedly traveled to her lungs and there was nothing that could be done to save her.
The artist advanced all the way to the final 11 on Season 13 of The Voice.
She was a member of Team Miley Cyrus and stayed in close touch with the superstar, actually sharing an emotional thank you video dedicated to Cyrus after the celebrity assisted Freeman and her loved ones when they were searching for a place to live last year.
“Thank you ALL but she found us placement until we found permanent housing, gave me the deposit, covered me for 6 months so I can get on my feet!” Freeman tweeted at the time, adding:
“@MileyCyrus you are one of my closest friends and what you did for me and my family Im praying GOD gives you the desire of your heart!”
Wrote Miley as a caption to the photo below, upon learning of Freeman’s death:
Thank you @janicefreeman.. for everything. This represents you perfectly.”
She’s referring, as you can see here, to the picture of a rainbow.
Concludes the statement from Freeman’s rep:
“Her friends and family greatly appreciate your prayers, call, and texts during this time, and ask that they be given space to remember everything that Janice was to them as they process and mourn her loss.
“She is survived by her husband Dion, daughter Hannah, her mother Janice, brothers and sisters , and many extended family.”
In response to this awful piece of news, Jennifer Hudson also commented on Instagram.
“@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!” the Oscar winner wrote.
“My heart and prayers go out to @janicefreeman daughter and family ! @mileycyrus @nbcthevoice #ripjanicefreeman”
Just a few weeks ago, meanwhile, Freeman shared her own heartfelt message on Instagram.
This is what she wrote:
“I want to give ALL praises to THE FATHER for this healing process! It has been a difficult, trying, discouraging, mentally draining, etc last 3 months I have had to deal with in a very long time!
“But God is FAITHFUL and HE is healing my body and I’m starting to see a little clearly again!… I’m so grateful and overwhelmed because HE loves me so in spite of me deserving it or not.”
This is so awful.
May Janice Freeman rest in peace.
We’ll update this story if we learn any new information about what transpired.
And we send our condolences to Freeman’s friends and loved ones.
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