Nikki McKibbin From American Idol Season 1 Passes Away

American Idol alum, Nikki McKibbin, passed away at the age of 42 on November 1. It was stated by her husband in a social media post that she was suffering from a brain aneurysm. Nikki is a singer from Texas who is best known for her third-place finish in the very first season of American Idol. She died on November 1 at the age of 42.

Craig Sadler, McKibbin’s husband, confirmed the news in a Facebook post that she died suffering a brain aneurysm on Wednesday. He added that she was taken off life support on early Sunday. Meanwhile, it was not mentioned by her husband, where she died.

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Craig Sadler wrote along with a monochrome picture of the late singer, “Many of you already know that something is wrong. The love of my life, Nikki Sadler, suffered an aneurysm on November 1, Wednesday. The singer would already be gone, but she is an organ donor, and that is the reason that she has been kept on life support to make that possible. He added that should not be a surprise to us, even at the end, she is still giving.

Nikki McKibbin Passes Away

Craig added further and said that she was so loved that he known thousands of her fans will be driving with them. There are only a few hours left for him to hold her hand and kiss her forehead. Also, the current COVID situation won’t allow the huge service that she deserves, but he would like to offer the opportunity to honour her.

She will be taken to the OR at 3:00 am Central Time to give her final gift that will be saving the lives of strangers. You probably know that she practically worshipped Steve Nicks. 

Craig concluded his post and wrote that before they begin, they will be playing Landslide, for her one last time. If you are able to, you can pause at 3:00 wherever you are and listen to it with her, and she will know that you are sharing her farewell. He added that she loved so many of you, and he knows that you loved her too.

Nikki McKibbin
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Also read: Katy Perry Reveals If She’s A Part Of American Idol Season 4

McKibbin first appeared on American Idol in the year 2002, when the show started and became an instant hit. The 23-year-old from Grand Prairie, Texas, impressed the judges with her soulful performances of songs by Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and a stirring cover of Alanna Myles’ song Black Velvet. 

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