Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Joanne Borgella, Dead at 32 From ‘Rare Cancer’

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According to TMZ, Former “American Idol” contestant Joanne Borgella died Saturday at the age of 32. She lost her battle with what she described as a “rare form” of cancer. A battle that she was been fighting for over a year now.

The news broke on Saturday when Borgella’s family announced her passing on her Facebook page. According to the Borgella family, the singer passed away at 5:45 am. The post read, “Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered.”

Last year, Joanne said her cancer was rare because it had spread to her chest. Her family confirmed via Facebook that Borgella suffered from endometrial cancer, a form of cancer that attacks the lining of the womb.

The entire Facebook post read as follows:

To God be the glory!
With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne.
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45AM, Joanne Borgella Ramirez was called by the Lord to heaven.
At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world. Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered. Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven.


If you would like to send your condolences or for more information please feel free to email or leave a message on her facebook fan page.

If you feel so inclined, we hope you’ll take the time to educate yourselves on Endometrial Cancer and support research efforts.

– The Borgella & Ramirez Family

[via TMZ]

Monica Adams | News Cult