American Idol contestant Nikki McKibbin dead at 42

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Nikki McKibbin, who rose to fame alongside Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in the first season of « American Idol, » has died at the age of 42

McKibbin suffered a brain aneurysm on Wednesday, according to her husband, Craig Sadler He took to Facebook to share that she was being kept on life support so her organs could be donated to those in need

« Many of you already know something is wrong The love of my life Nikki Sadler suffered an aneurysm on Wednesday She is said to have left by now, but she is an organ donor and has been kept on life support for make that possible, ”he wrote on Saturday « This shouldn’t surprise us Even at the end, she still gives »

McKibbin placed third on « American Idol » in 2002 Her most memorable performance in the series was a cover of « Black Velvet » by Alannah Myles « She also covered songs by Alanis Morissette, Melissa Etheridge , Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks

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In fact, she loved Nicks so much that Sadler asked her fans to pay homage to her at 3 a.m.m Central time she would be in the operating room listening to the song « Landslide », which he said the doctors would play for her « one last time » before starting

« Nikki McKibbin was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of her passing She was part of our American Idol family and will be truly missed Our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time « the show tweeted on Sunday

After convincing the judges on “American Idol,” McKibbin released his debut studio album “Unleashed” in 2007 followed by the EP “Psychotrip” in 2012 as part of Love Stricken Demise, according to Entertainment Weekly

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She also returned to reality TV in 2005 with appearances on « Fear Factor », « Battle of the Network Reality Stars » and « Kill Reality »

Nikki McKibbin, who appeared on ‘American Idol’ season one, dead at 42
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Years later, she publicly admitted to having substance abuse issues on « Celebrity Rehab with Drew » in the show’s second season. She went on to appear on the spinoff series « Sober House » EW reports that she returned to « Celebrity Rehab » in season 5 to celebrate three years of sobriety

Finally, she returned to where it all began, the “American Idol” scene in 2014 to support her son, Tristen Cole Lanley, who auditioned and made it to Hollywood alone.

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