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‘American Idol’ Star Mandisa Dead At 47

Grammy Award winner and former American Idol star Mandisa has died suddenly at the age of 47.

According to , her father admitted that her death was unexpected and a complete shock to the family. TMZ. He reported that she was found dead at her home in Nashville on Thursday. She had no known health problems before her death. The tragic news spread on social media, sparking reactions from many of Mandisa’s friends and colleagues, who are now taking to social media platforms to pay tribute to her late star. According to TMZ, her official cause of death has not yet been determined.

Mandisa attends the 49th GMA Dove Awards held at Lipscomb University Allen Arena on October 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 18: American Idol semifinalist Mandisa Hundley attends the American Idol semifinalist party at Cinespace on February 18, 2006 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Stephen Sugarman/Getty Images)

American Idol semifinalist Mandisa Hundley attended the American Idol semifinalist party at Cinespace on February 18, 2006 in Hollywood, California.Photo by Steven Sugarman/Getty Images

Mandisa rose to fame after appearing on season 5 of “American Idol.” She had great success at the show, finishing in an impressive 9th place.

Her powerful singing voice resonated with her fans, and she continued to pursue her passion for music even after leaving the “American Idol” stage. According to TMZ, her talent as a gospel singer earned her a Grammy Award in 2014 for her work on the album Overcomer.

Los Angeles, California - February 12: Singer Mandisa arrives at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Singer Mandisa (photo taken on February 12, 2012) attends the 54th Grammy Awards ceremony held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 1: Mandisa speaks to the press at the 2nd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards held at the Grand Ole Opry House on June 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

Mandisa speaks to the press at the 2nd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on June 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Despite her tremendous success and many adoring fans, Mandisa admitted that she struggles with mental health issues, saying: ABC News She even contemplated suicide during a 2017 interview. At the time, she opened up about the depth of her depression, which was caused by the loss of a dear friend of hers to breast cancer. It is not yet clear whether mental health played a role in her death.

David Pearce, chief media officer of radio station K-Love, paid tribute to Mandisa on social media on April 19, offering kind words.

“Mandisa loved Jesus and used her unusually wide platform to speak about Him at every opportunity. “There was no match for that,” he said.

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 7: Mandisa performs on stage at the 45th Annual Dove Awards Ceremony at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on October 7, 2014.  (Dove Awards photo courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Mandisa performs on stage at the 45th Annual Dove Awards held at Lipscomb University Allen Arena on October 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.Dove Awards Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 27: Artists Mandisa (L) and TobyMac (R) on stage at the 6th Annual KLOVE Fan Awards held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN (2018) (Photo taken on May 27th).  (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for KLOVE)

Artists Mandisa (left) and TobyMac (right) perform on stage at the 6th Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on May 27, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. KLOVE Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images

“Mandisa was having a hard time and she was vulnerable enough to share it with us and it helped us talk about her struggles. Mandisa’s struggle is over and she is now… “We are with the God who sang. Mandisa is at home as we grieve. Please join us as we pray for Mandisa’s family and friends,” he told X. wrote. (Related: Allman Brothers Band founder and lead guitarist Dickie Betts dies at 80)

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 27: Hosts Mandisa (L) and Matthew West (R) on stage at the 6th Annual KLOVE Fan Awards held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN (2018) (Photo taken on May 27, 2018).  (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for KLOVE)

Hosts Mandisa (left) and Matthew West (right) perform on stage at the 6th Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on May 27, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. KLOVE Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images

Funeral information has not yet been released.

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