The two singers formed a strong friendship following their season on "The Voice."
During the blind auditions of the 13th season of The Voice, Janice Freeman's powerful rendition of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" impressed judges Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson so much that they both turned their chairs for the singer. Freeman joined Team Miley and shared her struggles battling both cervical cancer and lupus. Since her stint on the show in 2017, Freeman kept singing and propelling her career forward while staying good friends with Cyrus. When Freeman fell on hard times, the singer tweeted that Cyrus even helped her financially until she was able to become more stable.
Unfortunately, at the young age of 33, Freeman passed away on Saturday from a blood clot and an extreme case of pneumonia. She was at her home with her husband, Dion, when she complained that she was having difficulty breathing. He attempted CPR, but according to a statement made by her family, the blood clot traveled to her heart and she died.
Cyrus publicly mourned the death of her friend by sharing a tender message on Instagram. “I miss you so much it hurts. Everywhere ..... but so did you," she wrote in a caption. "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 you're 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," Cyrus continued. "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 f**king 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."