Janice Freeman, the singer who wowed Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus with her incredible talent on the thirteenth season of The Voice, has died at the age of 33, according to reports.
TMZ confirmed with her family that Freeman was at home in Pasadena, Calif. with her husband, Dion, on Saturday (March 2) when she started having trouble breathing. After Dion called 911, she was brought to the hospital, where she died later that evening. (Billboard has reached out to a representative for The Voice for comment.)
In a statement posted to Freeman’s Twitter, her family shared that her cause of death was a blood clot that traveled to her heart.
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 — pic.twitter.com/iNHiQ4Etnt
— Janice Freeman (@janice_freeman) March 3, 2019
Hudson was wowed by Freeman back in 2017, when she sang a rafter-raising version of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for her blind audition on The Voice.
She shared her condolences for Freeman’s family on social media along with fond thoughts of the performer: “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!”
Watch Freeman sing Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” on The Voice below.