HEARTBREAKING Inside AGT’s Tragedies As Nightbirde Loses Cancer Battle And Skilyr Hicks Overdoses At Just 23!
2023/09/01

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AMERICA’S Got Talent has been left rocked by shocking deaths lately, most recently the passing of singer Nightbirde, but there have been others as well.

Nightbirde- real name Jane Macrzewski- became a social media sensation after competing on the talent show's 16th season.

The hitmaker received a Golden Buzzer from  for her performance of her song It's OK, which became an overnight success as a video of her performance racked up over  on YouTube.

A source told  that she  on Sunday, February 20, after months of treatment. However, the 

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 to her lungs, spine and liver.

Following the tragic news, comedian and  judge  said that the singer "was such a bright inspirational light in all our lives. we must continue to live and learn from her words and lyrics.

"As much as I feel horribly about her passing I feel lucky to have met, heard and known her."

Host  also remembered the late star, saying: "We are saddened to learn about @_nightbirde's Passing.

"Our Condolences goes to her Closest Family & Friends in such of This difficult time. We Love you, Nightbirde."

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In December, Nightbirde shared with fans an inspirational photo and said it was a "miracle" to "."

She had previously  from the AGT finals on Instagram last August after revealing her .

Unfortunately, Nightbirde's passing isn't the only death the talent competition as seen as they also lost two more of their own late last year.

Skilyr Hicks was at a home in Liberty,  in December 2021.

The musician battled substance abuse and mental health, her mom Jodi had told  at the time.

The 23-year-old rose to prominence as she appeared on AGT in 2013 at the age of 14 and performed a song that she had created herself.

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The artist shared an emotional story during her audition as she revealed that her dad had passed away.

In a confessional, Skilyr said: “He made some bad decisions and I hadn't seen him in a few years.

"The last time I saw him I remember driving away and he was crying."

Skilyr continued: "After his funeral, I wrote my first song. It's kind of like a message that came too late for my dad, but I know if he could see me now he would be really proud of me."

She revealed how she taught herself how to play the guitar, write and sing.

Skilyr impressed the judges before she was eliminated ahead of the live shows.

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The songwriter shared videos of herself performing acoustic covers to her thousands of Instagram followers.

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In a , Skilyr branded music "her life" and said she doesn't produce songs because "she's expected to."

Jodi said her daughter’s songs would “live on” while elder sister Breelyn said Skilyr’s ability to create music inspired others.

In a moving tribute posted on Facebook, Breelyn added: “Just know that I love you unconditionally.

"That you will live on in our hearts, minds, memories, and through your God-Given Musical Ability. Your songs are your legacy.”

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Skilyr’s death came just days after it was reported that keyboardist  had also passed away on Thanksgiving Day following a battle with .

Jay Jay, of Cleveland, , developed his passion for music while attending high school during the early 2000s.

His band at the time Hysteria competed in the Tri-C High School Rock Off and made his first appearance on AGT, performing an original piece that he titled the “monster mama jam.”

Despite being rejected the first time round in 2009, Jay Jay returned to the show in season 12 where he was eliminated in the Judges Cuts.

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He was a popular figure on the show thanks to his rock star fashion and outlandish hair.

Family members revealed that the keyboardist contracted Covid during Thanksgiving week 2021.

Pals were constantly checking in for updates over the phone but his health deteriorated.

Jay Jay’s girlfriend and mom went to check on him and found him dead.

He had not been vaccinated against the disease but planned to get his shot.

Photographer and pal Seph Lawless told : “He was battling Covid like so many quietly at home, the only difference was his soul was larger than most and so we all knew he was struggling.

“JJ was only 30 and always seemed healthy to me [the] decade I knew him, so this is a shock to most of us.”

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