Willie Spence of American Idol died at the age of 23.



Willie Spence, a singer who went viral as a youngster with his interpretation of Rihanna's smash "Diamonds" and was the runner-up on Season 19 of "American Idol,

According to the network, has died. He was 23 years old at the time.

We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Willie Spence, a cherished American Idol family member."

He was a great artist who brightened every place he visited and will be sorely missed.

According to CNN station WSB, the singer was died in an automobile accident in Tennessee on Tuesday, citing the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

According to the accident report, Spence was driving an SUV when he veered off the road and collided with a vehicle stopped on the shoulder.

TMZ also said that a family member verified Spence died in a car accident.

As a kid, the West Palm Beach, Florida native moved to Georgia with his family.

Spence got found when he was singing in his local high school.

His performance earned him a spot on Steve Harvey's daytime talk program.

Spence also picked the song for his 2021 audition for "American Idol."

Spence responded, "I simply want my voice to reach the globe and share my talent." "

One day, I hope to win a Grammy. That's where I want to be in five years."