He was just 23 year old guy. passed away in a car accident.
Willie was runner-up on season 19 of the singing competition and continued his singing career after his run on the show.
Willie passed away at 23 due to injuries sustained in a car crash in Tennessee on Tuesday
During the season finale of his appearance on the American Idol, he sang Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles, A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke and Stand Up by Cynthia Erivo.
A Douglas native, the American Idol contestant was signed to Red Label Records and had supported famous singers such as Leona Lewis
When Willie Spence sang the first words to Rihanna’s Diamond on American Idol in 2021, the judges were blown away.
Judges gave him a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Throughout the season, Spence kept the audience hooked with his songs and became one of the most loved contestants of all time.
– He started his career as a singer at the young age of three