According to Nikki’s husband’s Facebook post, Nikki McKibbin, who ranked third behind Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in the first season of “American Idol,” has passed away. She is only 42 years old.
Craig Sadler shared on social media on Saturday that McKibbin “suffered from an aneurysm on Wednesday” and maintained life support as an organ before surgery on Sunday morning the donor gave “her last gift”.
He wrote in his post about her that even, in the end, she still gives. She so loved that I know that thousands of you will feel sad for us.
McKibbin was 23 when he auditioned for the first season of the live singing competition. She said on the IMDb page that she released the album “Unleashed” in 2007.
She continues to contribute to many reality shows like “The Fear Factor”, “The Star Battle of Online Reality”, “Celebrity Rehabilitation with Dr. Drew” and “Camp Reality” A reality show appeared.
Spokesperson Emma Harvey said
Spokesperson Emma Harvey said in a program, Nikki McKibbin is an amazing talent, and we are deeply saddened by the news of her passing. She is a member of our American Idol family and will be truly missed. At this difficult time, we express our heartfelt prayers to her family and friends.
Guarini called McKibbin a “hot, ridiculous lady who can sing out of hell with rock and roll” in a long Instagram tribute on Saturday. Recalling the flower language of the young singer and her idol history the “contagious” joy brought by Stevie Nicks. “
He told the media that even when they were together on American Idol in the 1920s. I could tell that her life was full of challenges and that she was not friendly to her along the way. She said, “Being strongly influenced by the crowd. After the beating, she should even feel good about herself for a while.”He added, “Thank you for the laughter, merciless teasing, strength, vulnerability, love, and friendship you showed me when we got together.”