American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies of Cancer

Joanne Borgella died at the age of 32 on Saturday. The singer and plus-size model's family made the announcement with a heartfelt message on Facebook. "Her faith, courage, and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered," the statement reads. "Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord." As Joanne explained in a video she shared last year, she had been diagnosed with a "rare case" of cancer. Joanne made a name for herself as a contestant on season seven of American Idol, and she went on to work with the Wilhelmina modeling agency. In honor of Joanne, listen to one of her performances on the hit show, below.

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