‘The Voice’ finalist Beverly McClellan dies after cancer battle

Angelo Anderson
November 1, 2018

For reality singing competition The Voice, after its successful first season many knew it'd be raking in the ratings for years to come, and it's all thanks to contestants like Beverly McClellan. She was 49 years old.

On March 30, the singer was diagnosed with endometrial cancer that had already spread to her bladder, colon, and intestines, according to a GoFundMe fundraiser established to help pay her substantial medical bills. Her wife, Monique, and friends were by her side.

"The Voice" alum died on October 30 after a long battle with cancer, according to multiple reports.

In her audition, she famously stunned the audience with her rendition of "Piece of My Heart". Her family last updated fans on her health on her GoFundMe page on October 22.


Learning musical instruments from the age of four, McClellan learned to play the piano, guitar, trumpet, French horn, mandolin, ukulele, bass guitar, djembe and a wide variety of drums and percussion. At the time of this writing, Aguilera has yet to publicly comment on McClellan's death.

Nakia, who appeared alongside McClellan on the 2011 season, remembered her as a "truly a unique soul with a handsome heart, full of passion & an unbelievable talent". Seeing her play at MI and Ohio Lesbian Festival was such an honour.

It's with a heavy heart that I say, "May you now rest in peace!" Other fans online expressed their wishes and prayers: "she had such a great voice and it's sad to see her go this way". She represented and embodied the original goal of the show and her legacy will live on. "I wanted to share some news that was mine to share but unfortunately due to some disrespect I was not the first to share it", she wrote in a public post. May she rest in peace. We appreciate all of the love you have given and the good vibes you have sent.

Our thoughts go out to Beverly McClellan's friends and family during this hard time.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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