‘The Voice’ Star Beverly McClellan Dies Of Cancer At 49
After a long battle with cancer, The Voice contestant, Beverly McClellan died at 49-years-old on Tuesday afternoon.
During the first season of The Voice, The singer, who was part of Christina Aguilera’s team, dominated the competition and made it all the way to fourth place.
“It is with great sadness I have to share the news that we lost Beverly today,” McClellan’s publicist said in a statement on Tuesday. “She was a wonderful, funny, complicated, and incredibly talented young woman who touched millions with her voice and her huge heart. I am honored to have been her manager and her friend. Please keep her spirit alive by sharing her music and all the wonderful memories you have of her.”
According to McClellan’s wife, Monique, McClellan died surrounded by close friends. “Beverly went home at 4:36 p.m.,” Monique wrote in a Facebook post. “She was surrounded by so much love and we shared some beautiful last days. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of us. We appreciate all of the love you have given and the good vibes you have sent. Peace love and light to you and your loved ones.”
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McClellan was diagnosed on March 30 with Stage 4 endometrial cancer that had spread to her colon, bladder and intestines. As McClellan was undergoing treatment, her family created a GoFundMe page titled “Beverly Mitchell Will Beat Cancer,” which has raised $32,000 as of today.
In light of McClellan’s death, The Voice posted a note on their Instagram which honored McClellan’s heart and sent wishes to her family, friends, and fans during a difficult time.
Nakia, who appeared alongside McClellan on The Voice also made a tribute to McClellan on Twitter. “Truly a unique soul with a beautiful heart, full of passion & an amazing talent,” Nakia wrote.
I am absolutely heartbroken. My dear friend & fellow S1 @NBCTheVoice alum, @beverlyshane has died. Truly a unique soul with a beautiful heart, full of passion & an amazing talent. This was us singing @xtina's Beautiful on tour.https://t.co/j7ry4PdkSt 📹 @AlTheKiller
— Nakia (@Nakia) October 31, 2018
During the auditions for season one of The Voice, McClellan gave a powerful performance of “Piece of My Heart,” which made judges, Adam Levine, and Aguilera turn their chairs. After making it to final four, McClellan told People that she felt like she was “waking up in a dream every day,” and that it was the best feeling ever.
McClellan will be “singing for us in the heavens,” her family wrote on her GoFundMe.