The 'American Idol' contestant and Christian singer is 47 years old

Mantissa, Seasons 5 to 10 American idol The Grammy Award-winning Christian music contender died yesterday at his home in Nashville. She is 47 years old.

His death was announced by K-Love, a Christian radio network. No cause of death has been released.

“Mandisa loved Jesus and used her unusually expansive platform to talk about him at every turn,” said David Pearce, K-LOVE's Chief Media Officer. “Her grace was epic, her smile sparkling, her voice huge, but it didn't match the size of her heart.

“Mantissa struggled and she was vulnerable enough to share that with us, which helped us talk about our own struggles,” Pierce continued. “Mantisa's struggles are over. She is now with the sung God. When we are sad, Mandisa is at home. We are praying for Mantissa's family and friends and ask you to join us.

2013 album by Mandisa conqueror Won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Album.

Born Mandisa Hundley and raised in California, Mandisa made a national profile in 2006 by participating in Season 5 of American idol. She hit the top 10 of the season and released her debut album the following year True beauty.

His 2013 album conqueror His signature effort, the album was popular among critics and audiences alike. conqueror A Christian radio staple with singles including “Stronger,” “Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)” and “My Deliverer.” The album won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Album.

In his nearly 20-year recording career, he released five albums and a Christmas set.

Information on survivors was not immediately available.

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