Willie Spence, usually credited as American Idol’s runner-up during the nineteenth season of 2021, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Tennessee. Willie lived for only 23 years.
His death was reported by local newspaper DouglasNow.com, based in Spence’s hometown of Douglas, Georgia. Details of the incident weren’t immediately available, but according to TMZ, Spence was driving from Tennessee to his Atlanta home when he crashed into a parked truck.
Singer Katharine McPhee, who immediately dueled Spence on the song “The Prayer,” written during Season 19 by McPhee’s husband, commonly known as David Foster, tweeted, “Sweet @williespenceofficial died in a car crash. Only 23 years old. Life is so unfair and nothing is ever promised.”
Willie later released an EP called The Voice which was widely performed. At the time of his death, he was due to be in London on November 12, 2022.
Has Willie Spence been signed?
Willie recently signed with a document company and was awaiting his debut album.