Beverly McClellan, one of the finalists during the first season of The Voice in 2011 passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 49-years-old.
McClellan’s wife, Monique, shared the news of her passing on Facebook earlier today. Reportedly, doctors diagnosed her with Stage 4 Endometrial cancer in March, and her wife subsequently set up a GoFundMe page for help with the medical expenses.
Unfortunately, the cancerous cells eventually spread to some of her main organs including her intestines, bladder, and colon. On the 25th of October, the singer’s wife said on Facebook that her health had worsened rather than improved.
It read, “our journey is reaching an end,” and went on to say that her “prognosis is very poor.” Monique claims Beverly chose to keep her dignity in the state of California alongside her family and friends.
— Christina Aguilera (@AguileraOnline) October 31, 2018
Fans of the singer will remember her performance of Janis Joplin’s song, “Piece Of My Heart,” when she auditioned on The Voice. Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera wanted her on their team, and she subsequently went to Christina’s.
Today, Christina took to Twitter to describe McClellan’s voice and expressed grief at her lost life. Other fans online expressed their wishes and prayers: “she had such a great voice and it’s sad to see her go this way. She was brave for what she did.”
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer treatment has a plethora of different symptoms depending on the type, and the location of it in the human body.
Some patients experience, anemia, loss of appetite, bleeding and bruising, hair loss, delirium, constipation, as a result of the treatment. Some naturopaths have argued that chemotherapy is the real problem, rather than the illness itself. However, most doctors vehemently disagree with this.
Other celebrities to pass away from cancer include the legendary comedian, Bill Hicks, who died from pancreatic cancer in 1994. Since his death, he has gone down in history as one of the greatest comics of all time, alongside George Carlin and Richard Pryor.