American Idol runner-up Willie Spence has died in a automotive crash in america.
The 23-year-old singer misplaced his lifestyles after his Jeep Cherokee ‘left the roadway’ and collided with the again of a tractor-trailer that used to be stopped at the onerous shoulder close to Chattanooga, Tennessee, stated a document from the Tennessee Freeway Patrol and the Marion County scientific examiner.
Spence, who used to be from Georgia, completed 2d to Chayce Beckham on season 19 of American Idol remaining yr.
Each Spence and the driving force of the tractor-trailer, who’s 68 years previous, had been dressed in seat belts, in line with the document.
Marion County scientific examiner Barbara O’Neal stated the reason for demise used to be “multisystem trauma because of motor automobile coincidence” and that Spence used to be pronounced lifeless on the scene on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the Tennessee Freeway Patrol stated the company is investigating why Spence’s automotive veered off the street.
The making a song pageant display launched a observation announcing Spence “used to be a real skill who lit up each and every room he entered”.
The observation stated: “We’re devastated concerning the passing of our liked American Idol circle of relatives member, Willie Spence.
“We ship our condolences to his family members.”
Fellow American Idol big name Alyssa Wray stated she used to be “so heartbroken” in a submit on Instagram and described Spence as a “soul that folks had been attracted to”.
Spence’s adventure at the display started with an audition efficiency of Diamonds through Rihanna, all the way through his audition in entrance of judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
Hours ahead of the crash, Spence posted a video of himself making a song You Are My Hiding Position on his Instagram web page. Many of us have left tributes beneath his newest submit.
Spence used to be because of carry out in London subsequent month, in line with a submit on his Instagram.