Former American Idol finalist Nikki McKibbin dies at 42


Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of American Idol, has passed away. She was 42 years old.McKibbin’s husband Craig Sadler confirmed her death in a Facebook post, claiming she died after suffering from a brain aneurysm on Wednesday and was removed from the respiratory system early on Sunday. Her husband did not say where she died.

“She would have left already, but she is an organ donor and has been kept on life support to make this possible. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to us. Even at the end, she still gives, ”Sadler said.


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