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Inside the tragedies of America’s Got Talent as Nightbirde lost his battle with cancer and Skilyr Hicks overdosed at 23

AMERICA’S Got Talent has recently been rocked by shocking deaths, most recently the passing of singer Nightbirde, but there are others as well.

Nightbirde- real name Jane Macrzewski- became a social media concern after competing on the 16th season of the talent show.

Nightbirde- real name Jane Macrzewski- passed away of cancer

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Nightbirde- real name Jane Macrzewski- passed away of cancerCredit: The Marczewski Family
Skilyr Hicks, member of America's Got Talent, also lost his life

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Skilyr Hicks, member of America’s Got Talent, also lost his lifeCredit: Facebook

The hit maker received a Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell for her performance of the song It’s OK, which became an overnight success when a video of her performance went viral. 30 million views on Youtube.

A source told TMZ that she passed away on Sunday, February 20, after months of treatment. However, spread disease to her lungs, spine, and liver.

After the tragic news, the comedian and AGT referee Howie Mandel said that the singer “has been an inspirational light in our lives. We must continue to live and learn from her words and lyrics.

“I feel terrible about her passing, I feel fortunate to have met, heard and known her.”

Nightbirde became an overnight success when a video of her performance on AGT racked up more than 30 million views on YouTube.

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Nightbirde became an overnight success when a video of her performance on AGT racked up more than 30 million views on YouTube.Credit: Getty

Host Terry Crews also remembered the late star, saying: “We were saddened to learn of @_nightbirde’s passing.

“We send our condolences to her closest Family & Friends during this difficult time. We love you, Nightbirde.”

In December, Nightbirde shared with fans an inspirational photo and said it was a “miracle” for “even alive. “

Previously she was step down from the AGT finals on Instagram last August after revealing her health has deteriorated.

Unfortunately, Nightbirde’s departure wasn’t the talent competition’s only death as they also lost two more late last year.

SKILYR HICKS

Musician Skilyr impressed the judges during her appearance on the show at the age of 14

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Musician Skilyr impressed the judges during her appearance on the show at the age of 14Credit: AGT
The artist shared a touching story during her audition when she revealed that her father had passed away

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The artist shared a touching story during her audition when she revealed that her father had passed awayCredit: Getty

Skilyr Hicks is found dead at a house in Liberty, South Carolina in December 2021.

The musician has battled substance abuse and mental health, her mother Jodi said TMZ at that time.

The 23-year-old became famous when she appeared on AGT in 2013 at the age of 14 and performed a song she had composed herself.

The artist shared a touching story during her audition when she revealed that her father had passed away.

During a confessional, Skilyr said: “He made some bad decisions and I haven’t seen him in several years.

“The last time I saw him, I remember driving away and he was crying.”

Skilyr continued: “After his funeral, I wrote my first song. It felt like a late note to my dad, but I knew if he could see me now, Mr. He’d be really proud of me.”

She revealed how she taught herself to play guitar, write and sing.

Skilyr impressed the judges before she was eliminated before the live show round.

The singer shared a video of her performing an acoustic cover to her thousands of followers on Instagram.

REMEMBER SKILYR

In one Facebook post uploaded months before her deathSkilyr has labeled the music “her life” and said that she doesn’t produce the songs because “she is expected.”

Jodi said her daughter’s songs will “live forever” while sister Breelyn said Skilyr’s ability to make music has inspired others.

In an emotional tribute posted on Facebook, Breelyn added: “Just know that I love you unconditionally.

“That you will live on forever in our hearts, minds, memories, and through God-given Musical Abilities. Your songs are your legacy.”

JAY JAY PHILLIPS

Jay Jay Phillips, who appeared twice on AGT, lost his life a few days after Skilyr passed away

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Jay Jay Phillips, who appeared twice on AGT, lost his life a few days after Skilyr passed awayCredit: Getty
He's a popular character on the show thanks to his rock star fashion sense and weird hair

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He’s a popular character on the show thanks to his rock star fashion sense and weird hairCredit: Getty

Skilyr’s death comes just days after it was reported that the keyboard player Jay Jay Phillips also passed away on Thanksgiving Day after the battle with Covid-19.

Jay Jay, in Cleveland, Ohiodeveloped his passion for music while in high school in the early 2000s.

His band at the time Hysteria competed at the Tri-C High School Rock Off and made their first appearance on AGT, performing an original piece he named “monster mama jam”.

Despite being rejected in the first round in 2009, Jay Jay returned to the show in season 12, where he was eliminated in the Jury Competition.

He’s a popular figure on the show thanks to his rock star fashion sense and outlandish hair.

Family members revealed that the keyboard player contracted Covid during Thanksgiving week 2021.

Pals constantly checks for updates over the phone, but his health continues to decline.

Jay’s girlfriend and mother came to check on him and found him dead.

He has not been vaccinated against the disease but plans to get one.

Photographer and friend Seph Lawless told The Wrap: “He’s been quietly fighting Covid like so many people at home, the only difference is that his soul is bigger than most people and so we all know he’s struggling.

“JJ is only 30 years old and I always seem healthy [the] I’ve known him for decades, so this was a shock to most of us.”

‘WE FORGET YOU’

Seph called Jay Jay a “prodigy” and said that music is the life of the artist.

Dozens of words of gratitude poured in upon news of the performer’s death.

In an emotional statement, Jay Jay’s band Mettal Maffia commented: “We are deeply saddened to inform all of you of the passing of our bandmate / brother / and friend Our @jayjayrocks.

“It still doesn’t feel real and we’ll do anything to change it.

“Please respect the family, as well as our wishes, as we take the time to grieve and process this adverse loss.”

They concluded: We miss you, brother, every second, every minute, every day. Thank you for teaching us all to laugh a little more. Rock in Paradise. ”

The band shared a photo of Phillips wearing angel wings and a halo.

Singer Mike Geier, also known as the Puddles Pity Party clown, posted four broken heart emojis below Jay Jay’s last Instagram post.

‘MY HEART IS TREATED’

Fans also offered their condolences as one said: “Rest in peace Jay Jay. My heart is broken.”

To pay their respects, another commented: “Rest in peace Jay Jay. I’m so sad, forever my favorite rocker”.

AGT said they were “deeply saddened” to learn of Jay Jay’s passing in a statement posted on their Instagram Story.

Jay Jay passed away after the battle with Covid

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Jay Jay passed away after the battle with CovidCredit: Getty
Skilyr posted several acoustic covers of popular songs to her Instagram page and said music was her'life' in a haunting Facebook post months before her passing. life.

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Skilyr posted several acoustic covers of popular songs to her Instagram page and said music was her ‘life’ in a haunting Facebook post months before her passing. life.Credit: Facebook
Nightbirde updates fans on her battle with cancer

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Nightbirde updates fans on her battle with cancerCredit: Instagram / Nightbirde

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