By Marisol Bo-oc | 09:28 AM February 22, 2022
Jane Marczewski, a singer known by her stage name Nightbirde, who earned a legion of followers after being a contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” has died after a battle with cancer, according to a report from TMZ Monday.
She was 31.
“We, her family, are devastated by her passing and unimaginable loss,” the Marczewski family said in a statement, provided by NBC.
Marczewski fought cancer for four years and died Feb. 19, her family said.
Nightbirde became an overnight sensation in June 2021 with a tear-jerking performance on “America’s Got Talent.”
She shared on the show she was battling her third bout of cancer. She withdrew from the competition in August 2021 when her health took “a turn for the worse.”
At the time she wrote: “Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT. Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it—but we knew that already.”