Miley Cyrus Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Former Voice Contestant Janice Freeman, Who Died Aged 33 

Posted On : March 4, 2019

She wowed millions with her incredible voice and beautiful spirit. Voice contestant Janice Freeman was today remembered by her mentor, Miley Cyrus. Freeman died age 33 from a blood clot on Saturday. The Grammy-award winning singer posted a picture of herself on stage with Freeman on Instagram .

“I miss you so much it hurts. Everywhere ….. but so did you. So often. So much pain and no one would ever notice because of the smile and joy you constantly radiated,” Cyrus wrote alongside the photo. “I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence. How you were so selfless I’ll never understand,” the 26-year-old musician continued.

The Wrecking Ball singer told her 86.1 million followers that she wanted to create a music label just to sign Freeman. “You are now a rainbow. Something beautiful that comes after something so gloomy. You were the only artist EVER, that I tried so hard to “sign,” was going to create a label just so YOU could be on it.”

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Cyrus admitted that Freeman, who made it to the top 11 on season 13 of The Voice, was cut too soon from the show. “Everyone got it so wrong on our season together of The Voice because no matter what has been recorded or remembered YOU won my angel . You are not only the best singer that show has ever had the honor of having on that stage but the best f***ing singer in the world,” she wrote.

Newlywed Cyrus ended the tribute with a declaration: “I made a promise to you here on earth and will keep that promise as you watch from heaven. To take care of your precious little girl, my baby sister. To shine light on your husband and mother when days are dark! You are my world. I will never forget you or stop loving you. I am forever yours, Miley.”

Cyrus also shared a video tribute to the singer on Instagram with the caption: “WE CAN feel your spirit baby. I love you.”


Freeman’s family told TMZ  that the singer was at home in Pasadena, California, when she suddenly struggled to catch her breath. Her husband Dion called 911 and performed CPR on her until first responders arrived.

She was rushed to hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead at around 5.30pm local time. Doctors determined that a blood clot had traveled to her heart.

Freeman had struggled with a number of health issues during her life including lupus, meningitis and cervical cancer.