‘American Idol’ Alum and Grammy Winner Mandisa Dead at 47

April 19, 2024

Singer Mandisa has died. She rose to popularity by competing on the 5th season of "American Idol." Though she didn’t win, Mandisa parlayed the television fame into a career in contemporary Christian and gospel music. Mandisa’s music won a Grammy Award in 2012 for Best Contemporary Christian Album. A media representative for Mandisa said, “At this time we do not know the cause of death or any further details.” Mandisa was 47 years old. 

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