At 47: "American Idol" star found dead in her home

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The American singer Mandisa Lynn Hadley, who competed on the music show "American Idol" and won a Grammy Award, has died at the age of 47. BBC reported.

The singer Paula Abdul, who was a member of the 2006 American Idol judging panel, described the gospel and contemporary Christian music singer as a "light in the darkness" in a statement to People magazine.

Danny Gok , also a contestant on the aforementioned singing show, wrote that he was "devastated" on the X social network.

The singer, known to many simply as Mandisa, won a Grammy Award ten years ago in the contemporary Christian music category. He received the award thanks to the album "Overcomer" from 2014.

In addition to that album, she entered the Grammy Award race with the albums True Beauty, Freedom, and If We Were Real; with the first two in the pop or contemporary gospel music category, and the third in the contemporary Christian music category, as well as the album that ultimately earned her a statuette.

She competed on "American Idol" in 2006, specifically in the fifth season of the show, which produced several singing stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks и Adam Lambert

Mandisha finished the competition in ninth place.

In 2022, she spoke openly about depression and grief in her memoir Out of the Dark: My Journey Through The Shadows To Find God's Joy.

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