Former American Idol star Willie Spence has died at age 23.
The singer, who was the runner-up on season 19 of the present in 2021, died after struggling accidents in a automobile accident, Katharine McPhee Foster confirmed.
McPhee, who was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, posted on her Instagram story: “I obtained very tragic information tonight.”
“Candy @williespenceofficial handed away in a automobile accident,” she wrote. “Solely 23 years outdated.”
McPhee, who carried out Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s 1999 ballad The Prayer with Spence on American Idol, wrote, “Life is so unfair and nothing is ever promised.”
She continued: “God relaxation your soul Willie. It was a pleasure to sing with you and to know you.”
TMZ reported the crash occurred on Tuesday whereas Spence was driving residence to Atlanta from Tennessee. One in all Spence’s family members knowledgeable the publication of the musician’s demise.
Native information company Douglas Now additionally made a tribute publish on Fb.
“He was a unprecedented expertise and a ray of sunshine to hundreds of thousands the world over,” the publication wrote. “He might be missed.”
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