The Voice has just lost a member of their family. Janice Freeman, who competed on Season 13 of the hit NBC show, has sadly passed away.
The singer died on Saturday, March 2 due to complications from lupus and a bronchial infection. She was just 33 years old.
Her representative confirmed her passing in a statement.
“On Saturday afternoon, Janice began complaining that she couldn’t breathe properly and, in a matter of minutes, required CPR from her husband,” her rep said.
“He called 911, continuing to do CPR until paramedics arrived. While Janice arrived at the hospital alive, continued efforts could not save her. Doctors believe a blood clot had formed in her lungs, which led to her quick demise. Janice Freeman died at 5:30 p.m. PST.”
She is survived by her husband, Dion, and her 12-year-old daughter Hannah.
Freeman has suffered from a number of health problems in recent years, including cervical cancer, autoimmune diseases, kidney failure, and also meningococcal meningitis.
“She struggled every single day. She was constantly in pain — literally, for years — but was sure she would conquer it all. She just kept on fighting,” her husband said in a statement.
Her management team also said, “She was a survivor and fighter, and a beautiful force in this world. Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus.”
Freeman was on Miley Cyrus’ team while she was competing on The Voice, so Cyrus paid tribute to the singer on Instagram.
“Thank you @janicefreeman…for everything. This represents you perfectly,” she wrote on her Instagram Story.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Freeman’s friends and family during this very difficult time.