Her family confirmed that Jane Marczewski, the singer known by her stage name Nightbirde, who gained a huge following after appearing on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, has died after a battle with cancer.
“We, her family, are devastated by her unimaginable death and loss,” Marczewski’s family said in a statement provided to NBC.
Her family said Marczewski battled cancer for four years and passed away on February 19.
The singer caught the attention of many after giving an amazing audition last year on “America’s Got Talent”, performing an original song called “It’s OK”. During her performance, she revealed to the judges that she was battling cancer that had spread to her lungs, spine and liver. She impressed Judge Simon Cowell with her positivity and determination.
“You can’t wait for life to get tough anymore before you decide to be happy,” she told the judges.
Cowell awarded Marczewski the coveted “Golden Buzzer” award, which propelled her to the next round of competition.
Finally had to withdraw, but during virtual interview Broadcast on the show, Marczewski said it was “nice to see the world welcome this song into their dark night.”
“I’m overwhelmed by the reaction to ‘It’s OK,'” she said.
Your voice, story and message have impacted millions. Nightbirde will always be a member of the ‘AGT’ family. “Rest in peace, Jane,” the program said in a statement to CNN.
“Those who knew her, enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humour. Her family added that she had a masterful joke on every occasion—even if the joke was on her.” Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus. We thank everyone for their messages of love and support.”
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