A beautiful talent lost. Janice Freeman, a former contest of NBC’s The Voice, passed away on Saturday, March 2, from an apparent blood clot that traveled to her heart, according to Us Weekly. The singer, who competed on season 13 of the hit singing competition show, died at only 33 years old — and former Voice coaches Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to Freeman after her untimely death.
“Thank you [Janice Freeman] … for everything. This represents you perfectly,” Miley, 26, wrote in the caption of a photo of a rainbow posted to her Instagram Story on Sunday, March 3.
“[Janice Freeman] 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,” Jennifer, 37, wrote on Instagram.
Freeman was at her home in Pasadena, California with her husband Dion when she reportedly started to complain that she couldn’t breathe. Her husband reportedly called 911 and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but Freeman was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
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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 becuase HE loves me so in spite of me deserving it or not…. I want to leave this message with you all… God loves you so much and He'll never walk away from you (you can walk away from Him). Thank you all so much for your continued prayers they have been keeping me! Remember you're awesome, amazing, there's only one you in this world….. ( You finish it!!!! ) I love you all
During her stint on The Voice, Freeman was very open about her struggle with multiple chronic illnesses. In an interview with RealHealth in March 2018, Freeman revealed that she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, in 2009. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, which is an immune system disorder characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth that is often associated with lupus. Then, four years later, Freeman was diagnosed with cervical cancer and she underwent a hysterectomy to treat it.
“If I’m alive, whether I’m hurting or mentally going through things, such as fighting depression when you understand your mandate and what you’re supposed to do in this life, you’ve got to push through,” Freeman told the outlet.