'The Voice' singer Janice Freeman dead at 33

Darren Sullivan
March 4, 2019

One of The Voice's most memorable contestants - Season 13's Janice Freeman - has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 33.

She was reportedly at home with her husband, Dion, when she began complaining she couldn't breathe.

Freeman had suffered from health issues in the past, including lupus, meningitis and cervical cancer, which she had beaten.

In a statement posted on the late singer's Instagram Story by her team, the cause of death was due to a severe case of pneumonia and a blood clot that travelled to her heart.

The performer made it to the top 11 on season 13 of The Voice under the mentorship of Miley Cyrus.

The mentor and mentee stayed in contact after the show, and Freeman had publicly thanked Cyrus for covering six months of her rent a year ago.

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Our thoughts are with Janice's loved ones at this hard time. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. "While at home her husband Dion performed CPR until the ambulance arrived".

Freeman was a favorite on "The Voice" despite being voted off.

Sources told TMZ that Freeman's blood clot had traveled to her heart. "You got somebody that got your back".

In January of 2018, Freeman explained on her Instagram story how Cyrus had covered six months' worth of rent for her. "This represents you perfectly".

Freeman maintained a relationship with Cyrus even after she was no longer on the show, and posted a very emotional thank you to Cyrus in 2018 after the star helped her and her family financially.