Janice Freeman, one of Miley Cyrus‘ favorites on the thirteenth season of The Voice, died Saturday in California. She was 33. A cause of death was an apparent blood clot, though Janice had been battling a combination of bronchitis and lupus.
A message on Janice’s Instagram Story confirmed her death: “We are heartbroken to report that Janice Marie Freeman passed away on March 2, 2019, from an extreme case of pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. While at home her husband Dion performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. She passed away at a local hospital shortly after.”
“A survivor and fighter, and a beautiful force in this world, Janice gained notoriety through her success on NBC’s The Voice as a member of Miley Cyrus’s team. Her Story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus. Her friends and family greatly appreciate your prayers, calls, and texts during this time, and ask that they be given space to remember everything that Janice was to them as they process and mourn her loss. She is survived by her husband Dion, daughter Hannas, her mother Janice, brothers and sisters, and many extended family.”
–the Janice Freeman team–
Miley Cyrus has posted a photo of a rainbow with a tribute to Janice.