Janice Freeman, Contestant of ‘The Voice,’ Dies at 33
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/8/2019, 12:31 p.m.
Another young sister seems to have died too soon. Janice Freeman, who was a contestant on the NBC singing competition show “The Voice” in 2017, has died. She was only 33 years old.
A spokesperson for Freeman told CNN that the singer had an extreme case of pneumonia and that a blood clot had traveled to her heart. Freeman’s husband, Dion, performed CPR until an ambulance took her to a local hospital, where she died on Saturday.
“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’ team,” the statement said. “Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus.”
Freeman was on the “The Voice” during season 13. She won over the judges and audiences alike with a powerful rendition of “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. Both Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson offered her a place on their respective teams after hearing her sing during the blind auditions portion of the show.
Many wonder how pneumonia could be so deadly.
Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia.
Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weakened immune systems.
The signs and symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe, depending on factors such as the type of germ causing the infection, and your age and overall health. Mild signs and symptoms often are similar to those of a cold or flu, but they last longer.
Signs and symptoms of pneumonia may include:
– Chest pain when you breathe or cough
– Confusion or changes in mental awareness (in adults age 65 and older)
– Cough, which may produce phlegm
– Fever, sweating and
– Lower than normal body temperature (in adults older than age 65 and people with weak immune systems)
– Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
– Shortness of breath
See your doctor if you have difficulty breathing, chest pain, persistent fever of 102 F (39 C) or higher, or persistent cough, especially if you’re coughing up pus.
Freeman as apart of Cyrus’ team and made it to the top 11 before she was eliminated.
The singer remained close with Cyrus even after the season ended. She revealed on Twitter last year that the pop star had helped her family cover some bills until they found permanent housing.
Freeman is survived by her husband, her daughter Hannah, her mother Janice, siblings and extended family.
Posted on March 5, 2019Derrick Lane