The world truly lost a great talent when it was announced that Janice Freeman succumbed to complications from a blood clot and pneumonia on Saturday. Freeman was 33 years old.
Freeman, whose voice soared while she was a contestant on The Voice in 2017, had a strong connection with her team leader, singer Miley Cyrus.
“To hug you one more time @janicefreeman ….I made a promise to you here on earth and will keep that promise as you watch from heaven,” Cyrus wrote in an Instagram post on Monday underneath a video of the two hugging. “To take care of your precious little girl, my baby sister. To shine light on your husband and mother when days are dark ! I love you!”
Freeman leaves behind her husband Dion and her 12-year-old daughter named Hannah. “WE CAN FEEL your spirit baby. I love you,” Cyrus wrote in a second post. And while the Black delegation has had issues with Miley and her positioning in the past when it comes to the culture, her relationship with Freeman and their closeness shows through their words.
“I miss you so much it hurts. Everywhere ….. but so did you,” Cyrus wrote in a third post. “So often. So much pain and no one would ever notice because of the smile and joy you constantly radiated. I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence.”
Freeman was a beloved vocalist and will always be known as a fighter. Before her untimely death the singer survived meningitis, lupus and cervical cancer.
When Freeman’s death was first announced, Cyrus posted a photo of a rainbow to her InstaStories with the following caption, “Thank you @janicefreeman … for everything. This represents you perfectly.”
We continue to send condolences to her family during this difficult time.