‘AGT’ star Jane ‘Nightbirde’ Marczewski dead at 31 after battle with cancer, family confirms


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Former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jane “Nightbirde” Marczewski died while battling cancer, her family confirmed to Fox News Digital.

“Nightbirde”, one of the favorites of season 16, died Sunday at the age of 31.

“It is with the deepest sorrow that we confirm that after a four-year battle with cancer, Jane Marczewski, known to many of you as Nightbirde, passed away on February 19, 2022. We, her family, are devastated by his passing and unimaginable loss,” the singer’s family wrote in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“She is remembered by many on America’s Got Talent, where she performed her song ‘It’s OK’ and inspired millions around the world with her messages of faith and never giving up.”

The family concluded the statement, saying: “Those who knew her appreciated her larger than life personality and sense of humor. She had a witty joke for every occasion, even if the joke was on her. “Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to so many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus. We thank everyone for their messages of love and support.”

Former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jane “Nightbirde” Marczewski died while battling cancer, her family confirmed to Fox News Digital.
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“America’s Got Talent” released a statement on the singer’s death to Fox News Digital.

“Your voice, your story and your message have touched millions of people,” the statement read. “Nightbirde will always be a member of the AGT family. Rest in peace, Jane.”

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‘America’s Got Talent’ host Terry Crews reacted to the death on Instagram.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of @_nightbirde,” he captioned a post on social media. “Our condolences go out to his family and closest friends at this difficult time. We love you, Nightbirde.”

“AGT” Judge Heidi Klum also shared her condolences on Instagram.

“We love you,” the model wrote while sharing a photo of Nightbirde on her Instagram Story. “Rest in peace @nightbirde.”

"Night Bird," a Season 16 favorite, died Sunday at the age of 31.

“Nightbirde”, one of the favorites of season 16, died Sunday at the age of 31.
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“Nightbirde” received the “Golden Buzzer” from judge Simon Cowell during season 16, but ended up pulling out due to his battle with cancer.

“Sharing my heart with the world on ‘AGT’ has been an honor and a dream come true,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “My perspective this summer has been amazing. What a miracle that the pain I’ve been through can be reworked into a beauty that has people around the world opening their eyes wide.”

“Since my audition, my health has deteriorated and the fight against cancer demands all my energy and attention,” she continued. “I’m so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue this season of ‘AGT’. Life doesn’t always give those who deserve it a break, but we already knew that.”

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"Night Bird" was a fan favorite from season 16 of "America's Got Talent" before retiring from competition due to his ongoing battle with cancer.

“Nightbirde” was a fan favorite on season 16 of “America’s Got Talent” before retiring from competition due to her battle with cancer.
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“Nightbirde” shared a photo of herself on Instagram a few weeks ago and revealed that things have been “rough” lately.

“Honestly things have been pretty brutal,” she wrote. “But this is a photo of me from the last week where I felt beautiful, alive, awake, human and real. I needed it. We’re all a little lost and that’s okay.”




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