Date of Death: 11/10/2022
Age: 23 Years
Some Lesser Known Facts About Willie Spence
- Willie Spence was an American singer. He is best known as the first runner-up on season 19 of “American Idol”. He came into limelight when his performance rihannaThe hit of “Diamonds” went viral on various social media platforms in 2017. Willie Spence died in a car accident on 12 October 2022. One of the Instagram team of American Idol posted the news of Willie’s death on their official account. Read it,
We are devastated to learn of the passing of our beloved American Idol family member, Willie Spence. He was a true genius who permeated every room and will be deeply missed. We extend our condolences to his fans.”
- According to some media sources, Willie Spence started learning to sing when he was three years old and used to sing with his grandfather at a church in Florida. When he was six years old, his family moved to Georgia. Later, they shifted to Riviera Beach.
- During his school days, a video of him went viral on YouTube in which Willie Spence sang the song “Diamonds” in 2017 and since then, he has gained immense popularity on various social media platforms. His first video garnered over 15 million views on YouTube in 2017.
- In November 2017, Willie Spence was featured on Steve Harvey’s must-see daytime talk show due to his going viral.
- In 2021, during the auditions for American Idol, a singing reality show, she chose to perform the song for her audition. After his performance, Lionel Richie, the show’s judge, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan declared him an incredible singer. Brian, one of the show’s judges, said he didn’t want Willie’s performance to end. After the audition round, Katy Perry asked Willie about her next five-year plan. Willie then replied,
I just want my voice to reach the world and just share my gift. Hopefully one day he will win a Grammy. That’s where I see myself in five years.”
- Willie Spence has a YouTube channel which gained over 592k subscribers soon after Rihanna, John Legend and R Kelly started posting songs after American Idol was declared the first runner-up in 2021. His YouTube channel consisted mostly of music videos.
- Once, in a media conversation, Willie Spence revealed that he liked to swim with his mother in his spare time.
- Willie Spence died in a car accident on Interstate 24 near Chattanooga, United States on October 11, 2022. Police confirmed the news of his death in a statement in which they revealed that his car collided with a tractor-trailer parked on the road. Police said,
Spence was driving and, for unknown reason, veered off the road and collided with a shoulder-mounted tractor-trailer. Spence was killed. He was only 23 years old.”