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October 16, 2022
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12:58 pm

'American Idol' star Willie Spence dead at 23

"American Idol" star Willie Spence died at the age of 23 in a car accident in Tennessee on Tuesday.

The Season 19 runner-up was mourned by a variety of outlets regarding the tragic news.

"I received very tragic news tonight. Sweet [Willie Spence] passed away in a car accident. Only 23 years old. Life is so unfair and nothing is ever promised," Katharine McPhee, who sang a duet with Spence on "American Idol," wrote, according to Page Six.

"God rest your soul Willie. It was a pleasure to sing with you and to know you," she added.

His death also came after a song in which he sang praise to God, with many noting he sang his way to heaven.

The young star's loss is a tragic one, with tributes pouring out across social media as the news regarding Spence is discovered.

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