America’s Got Talent star Nightbirde, whose real name is Jane Marczewski, has died, aged 31, following a battle with cancer.
The singer, who appeared on the reality show’s 2021 season, died on February 20, reports TMZ.
Confirming the tragic news, America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews took to social media and penned: “We are saddened to learn about @_nightbirde’s passing. Our condolences go to her closest family and friends in such a difficult time. We love you, Nightbirde.”
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Judge Heidi Klum also shared a tribute, writing: “We love you. Rest in peace @_nightbirde.”
In 2019, Nightbirde was diagnosed with breast cancer and eventually, the disease spread to her lungs, spine and liver.
Two years later, doctors reportedly informed her that she had just three months to live. However, the musician defied the odds.
When the 31-year-old auditioned for America’s Got Talent, she apparently had a two percent chance of survival.
At the time, she supposedly remarked: “Two percent is not zero percent.”
During her audition, Nightbirde sang an original song about health, titled ‘It’s OK’.
Left emotional by the performance, judge Simon Cowell pressed the Golden Buzzer – which meant she’d go straight to the live shows.
Devastatingly, Nightbirde then took to social media and announced that she wouldn’t be able to continue with the show, as her condition had deteriorated.
She wrote at the time: “I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT.
“Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it – but we knew that already.”
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