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Willie Spence: 23-year-old musician dies hours after posting video on Instagram

  • Willie Spence, a singer who as a teenager went viral with his rendition of Rihanna’s hit “Diamonds” and was a finalist on American Idol, has
  • The singer was killed Tuesday in a car accident in Tennessee, according to CNN affiliate WSB, citing the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Spence was driving an SUV when he left the road and crashed into a car that had come to a stop on his shoulder, according to the accident report

American Idol finalist Willie Spence posted a heartbreaking video of himself singing a Christian song in his parked car hours before he died in a horror crash.

Willie Spence: 23-year-old musician dies hours after posting video on Instagram
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The 23-year-old had now shared chilling footage of himself singing You Are My Hiding Place before crashing his 2019 Jeep Cherokee into a parked tractor-trailer in Marion County, Tennessee.

The talented singer kept his eyes closed as he tilted his head back and belted out yesterday’s emotional anthem, Daily Mail reported.

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It happened just hours before his car veered off the road and slammed into the back of the truck parked on the side of Interstate 24.

He had previously suffered a flat tire leaving the state on his way home to Atlanta, Georgia, but he fixed it.

The 68-year-old tractor-trailer driver was arrested in the highway emergency lane and was not injured.

American Idol executives acknowledged their beloved star on social media, saying they were “devastated” as they shared a photo of Spence performing on stage during season 19.

“We are devastated by the passing of our beloved American Idol family member, Willie Spence. He was a real talent that lit up every room and he will be deeply missed. We extend our condolences to his loved ones.

Katharine McPhee revealed that Spence passed away in a tearful Instagram post on her feed on Tuesday.

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The singer, who performed with him on American Idol, said “life is so unfair and nothing is ever promised.”

His message was followed by an influx of heartbroken celebrities paying tribute, including producer Randall Emmett who said: “I’m going to miss you my friend”.

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