04 March, 2019
Freeman competed on The Voice during season 13 back in 2017.
Freeman's family told TMZ that the singer was at home in Pasadena, California, on Saturday when she began complaining that she couldn't breathe. He performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but she died at the hospital later that day. Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus.
She grew close to the former Disney star, and the pair remained friends after the was eliminated from the competition.
Freeman's friend Crystal Lewis, also a gospel singer, remembered Freeman on Instagram, writing, "We only met in person one time but we continued to communicate and I have to say few people IN MY WHOLE LIFE were as encouraging".
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Freeman is survived by her husband Dion, daughter Hannah and mother Janice.
The singer, who starred on the United States version of the singing competition, passed away on Saturday from a blood clot, according to TMZ.
On Sunday, Cyrus took to Instagram to share a tribute, posting a photo of a rainbow outside her home.
Her cause of death was not immediately known.
Janice and Miley even stayed in touch long after the show, too - with Freeman at one point publicly and emotionally thanking Cyrus for helping her out financially and kick-starting her career with all the exposure and assistance during her time on The Voice. "This represents you perfectly", Cyrus, 26, wrote.