“We, her family, are devastated by her unimaginable death and loss,” the Marshovsky family said in a statement carried by NBC.
Her family said Marczewski battled cancer for four years and passed away on February 19.
The singer caught the attention of many after she gave an amazing audition last year on “America’s Got Talent”, performing an original song called “It’s OK”. During her performance, she revealed to the judges that she was battling cancer that had spread to her lungs, spine and liver. She impressed Judge Simon Cowell with her positivity and determination.
“You can’t wait for life to get tough anymore before you decide to be happy,” she told the judges.
Cowell awarded Marczewski a coveted “golden whistle”, which propelled her to the next round of competition.
“I’m overwhelmed by the reaction to ‘It’s OK,'” she said.
In a statement to CNN, the show said, “Your voice, story and message have impacted millions. Nightbirde will always be a member of the ‘AGT’ family. Rest in peace Jane.”
Her family added, “Those who knew her enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humor. She had a witty joke on every occasion – even if the joke was on her.” “Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to so many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus. We thank everyone for the messages of love and support.”
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