Miley Cyrus Calls Late Janice Freeman ‘Best Singer’ Ever on ‘The Voice’ in Touching Post
Heartbroken Miley Cyrus posts a tribute to her dear friend Janice Freeman who died at 33-years-old of complications from pneumonia.
Friends Miley Cyrus and Janice Freeman met on the 13th season of “The Voice”. Janice made a big impression on the judges that night with her performance of “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.
The two kept their friendship even after the show, with Cyrus coming to Freeman’s aid when she was struggling financially. Freeman was open about her health issues which included cervical cancer and lupus.
Janice experienced some difficulty breathing while she was home with her husband, Dion, in Pasadena, California. After phoning 911, she was taken to a local hospital where she died that evening. She had an extreme case of pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart.
Miley shared how the loss of her close friend pained her saying,
“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. I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence, but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence.”
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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 . I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence . All those texts I would receive , just of you saying that your praying for ME. How you were so selfless I’ll never understand . The way you found the good in everything . 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. No one has heard them and I hope to share at an appropriate time, but the records you were creating with @brandicarlile (where it all began , the story ) and my dear writer friend @ilsey were so magically beautiful JUST LIKE YOU. Today we lost a legend . Do you hear me . 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 fucking singer in the world. What makes me sick is we always wait till the best are gone to recognize them and truly tell them what their art meant to us. The hope their voice gave us .... the emotions they pulled from us. Janice you’re my star! I will never give up on you. Ever . I am no longer your coach , I never was ..... YOU constantly taught me. You’ve been my coach on how to love , on how to persevere , on how to fight for what I want and never let even my own body get in the way. Anything is possible if it’s being done with faith. You are my world . I will never forget you or stop loving you. I am forever yours , Miley
Jennifer Hudson posted a message of condolences on her Instagram which read,
“the voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all! My heart and prayers go out to @janicefreeman daughter and family!”
Freeman left behind a 12-year-old daughter, and Cyrus publicly promised on social media that she would continue to care for Hannah.
“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. 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.”