Nightbirde, the star of ‘AGT,’ died of cancer at the age of 31.
Jane Marczewski, better known by her stage name Nightbirde, died on Feb. 19 after a four-year struggle with cancer.
Marczewski’s death was verified by her family in a statement.
“Her death and unspeakable loss have crushed us, her family,” they said in a statement to TODAY. “Her larger-than-life attitude and sense of humour were well-liked by those who knew her. Even if the joke was on her, she had a smart quip for every situation.”
Marczewski had found strength through her religion, they said.
The statement added, “Her enduring legacy will be the gift of hope she brought to so many via her music and the strength she found in Jesus.” “We appreciate everyone’s words of love and support.”
Marczewski shot to stardom in June 2021 after winning the Golden Buzzer on “America’s Got Talent.” She revealed at her audition that she had been battling cancer for some years.
She informed the crowd, “Last time I checked, I had some cancer in my lungs, spine, and liver.” “It’s critical that everyone understands I’m so much more than the awful things that have occurred in my life.”
“It’s OK,” an original song she sang, reduced the judges to tears.
“I have a 2% chance of surviving, but I have a 2% chance of surviving.” “”It’s not 0%,” Marczewski said to the crowd. “Two percent is incredible, and I wish more people knew about it.” However, by August, the then-30-year-old had to leave the programme to concentrate on her health.
“It’s been an honour and a dream come true to share my passion with the world on AGT.” “This summer, my point of view has been fantastic,” she wrote at the time. “What a wonder that the suffering I’ve through may be transformed into beauty that causes others all across the globe to widen their eyes.”
Messages of support came in for the great vocalist. Terry Crews, the presenter of ‘AGT,’ posted on Instagram, “We Love you, Nightbirde.” “Our heartfelt sympathies to her immediate family and friends.”
“We are devoted to you. Peace be with you, “Heidi Klum, a judge, stated on her Instagram stories.
She told CNN in November that she was “feeling a bit better” and that she was grateful to be alive.
She added at the time, “I don’t know whether it’ll ever become casual to me again, simply to live.” “Right now, I’m so pleased of what I’m writing… Pain may be a blessing since it motivates you to go to extremes to find treasure.”
Marczewski’s final Instagram post was on January 11, 2022, after she turned 31 in December.
“To tell you the truth, things have been really awful.” “However, here is a snapshot of myself taken last week when I felt attractive, alive, awake, human, and genuine,” she added. “That was just what I needed.” We’re all a bit lost, but that’s okay.”
On behalf of “America’s Got Talent,” in a statement to TODAY on Monday, “Marczewski’s death was mourned by the programme, which expressed its condolences:
“Millions were affected by your voice, narrative, and message. Nightbirde will always be an AGT family member. Jane, may you rest in peace.”