HEARTBREAKING: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Singer Nightbirde Dead at 31
“America’s Got Talent” singer Jane Marczewski, who goes by “Nightbirde,” died at age 31 after a years-long battle with cancer, TMZ reports.
The Liberty University graduate and Zanesville, Ohio native passed away Sunday after months of undergoing treatments for cancer which had spread to her lungs, spine and liver, according to the outlet.
Marczewski stunned AGT judges last year with her original song, “It’s Okay,” which brought Simon Cowell to tears.
“I have a 2% chance of survival, but 2% is not zero. 2% is something and I wish people knew how amazing it is,” Marczewski said at the time before Cowell gave her the golden buzzer.
She had to drop out of AGT mid-season in August to focus on her health and had posted updates on social media.
AGT host Terry Crews paid tribute in a post on Instagram.
“We are saddened to learn about Nightbirde’s passing, “Crews wrote. “Our condolensences goes to her closest family and friends…We love you, Nightbirde.”
And AGT judge Howie Mandel also posted about the singer’s tragic passing.
“Nightbirde was such a bright inspirational light in all our lives,” he wrote .”we must continue to live and learn from her words and lyrics. As much as I feel horribly about her passing I feel lucky to to have met, heard and known her.”
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