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Former 'Voice' contestant dies at the age of 33

Wonderwall logo Wonderwall 3/3/2019 Cara Sprunk
a man standing on a stage: Janice Freeman appears on episode 1318A of © Photo by: Tyler Golden / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Janice Freeman appears on episode 1318A of

Janice Freeman, a contestant on "The Voice," has passed away.

On Saturday March 2, Freeman, who competed on season 13 in 2017, complained she couldn't breathe, according to a report on TMZ. Her husband, Dion, called 911 and performed CPR on the 33-year-old until paramedics arrived. She was later pronounced dead around 5:30 pm at the hospital due to a blood clot which had traveled to her heart.

Freeman had suffered from a number of medical complications throughout her short life. The top 11 contestant from her season on the NBC show battled meningitis, cervical cancer and lupus.

a person standing on a stage: Janice Freeman performs on stage at 2018 Global Gift Gala at Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach on Dec. 6, 2018. © Photo by Jason Koerner / Getty Images / Getty Images Janice Freeman performs on stage at 2018 Global Gift Gala at Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach on Dec. 6, 2018.

The singer was a favorite of Miley Cyrus, who coached her during the season. The two stayed in touch after Freeman's elimination and last year Freeman publicly thanked the pop star for her financial support when she and her family were searching for a new home.

On Sunday, March 3, Cyrus posted a tribute to Freeman on her Instagram stories. The newly married 26-year-old posted a photo of a rainbow, writing over it, "Thank you @janicefreeman...for everything. This represents you perfectly."

Freeman is survived by her husband and daughter.

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