“Voice” Finalist Dead At 49

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One of America’s incredibly talented performers who made it all the way to the finals on NBC’s beloved singing competition, The Voice, has tragically passed away at just 49 years old.

Appearing on the very first season of the show with coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green, this powerhouse singer blew everyone away with her cover of a Janis Joplin classic.

The wildly-talented Beverly McClellan sang her heart out during the very first blind auditions America would see – and with her rousing cover of “Piece of My Heart,” she earned herself a chair turn from both Levine and Aguilera.

She went on to compete in every single stage of the competition and soared above most others until the very last stage of the show. As one of the final four, it was very clear McClellan was a standout – and an incredibly gifted singer.

As one of the inaugural finalists, McClellan maintained a very close relationship with coach Christina Aguilera and even appeared with her at several red carpet events of recent seasons she coached on.

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Sadly, McClellan was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in March of this year and fought her battle against the disease fiercely until October 26th when her journey came to an end.

Her passing was announced by her closest friends and family on her now-closed GoFundMe page in support of her fight.

Our hearts are broken over the loss of someone so talented and loving and her loved ones are in our prayers during this terribly difficult time.

Watch Beverly McClellan’s beautiful cover of “Landslide” below.¬†