‘America’s Got Talent’ Star Nightbirde Dies At 31
Singer Jane Marczewski, known professionally as Nightbirde, died on Feb. 19 after a four-year battle with cancer.
“We, her family, are devastated by her passing and unimaginable loss,” they wrote in a statement to TODAY. “Those who knew her enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humor. She had a witty joke for every occasion — even if the joke was on her. Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to so many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus,” the statement concluded. “We thank everyone for their messages of love and support.”
Marczewski gained fame after winning Simon Cowell’s “Golden Buzzer” on America’s Got Talent.
“Last time I checked, I had some cancer in my lungs, my spine, and my liver,” Marczewski told the audience. “It’s important that everyone knows I’m so much more than the bad things that happened to me.”
She offered more inspiration saying, “You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy. I have a 2% chance of survival but 2% is not 0%. Two percent is something, and I wish people knew how amazing it is.”