America's Got Talent's Jane 'Nightbirde' Marczewski passes away following cancer battle

Publish Date
Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 3:51PM

The judges of America's Got Talent – and the rest of the world - were left in tears when contestant Jane Marczewski took to the stage to show off her beautiful vocal skills with an original song 'It’s OK,' which detailed the past year of her life battling cancer in her lungs, spine, and liver.

Sadly, the singer - who went by the stage name Nightbird - has passed away at the age of 31 following her courageous public battle with the disease.

The tragic news comes after the Ohio native, who was an early favourite to win America's Got Talent, withdrew from the competition in August amid her health battle.

"Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention," the singing phenom revealed in a heartbreaking announcement posted to her Instagram page.

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"I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT."

Nightbird's emotional audition earned her a standing ovation and cheers from the crowd, but also a Golden Buzzer from judge Simon Cowell – who was so moved by her story and song that he got tears in his eyes.

Marczewski was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, which would be the first of her three recurring cancer diagnoses, culminating in 2019, when a doctor informed her that she had just three months to live. 

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