Joanne Borgella, an American Idol contestant from the 2008 season, has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 32.
Joanne’s family announced her death via a post on her Facebook page.
To God be the glory!
With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne.
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45AM, Joanne Borgella Ramirez was called by the Lord to heaven.
At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world. Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered. Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven.
#Godgotthis #cancerfree2014 #godisgoodallthetime
If you would like to send your condolences or for more information please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on her facebook fan page.
If you feel so inclined, we hope you’ll take the time to educate yourselves on Endometrial Cancer and support research efforts.
– The Borgella & Ramirez Family
Joanne began singing at and 3 and performing at age 13. In 2008 she entered American Idol and made it through to the Top 12 before being eliminated. In 2011 Joanne appeared as a coach on MTV’s ‘Made’.
Joanne revealed to fans in a video in October 2013 that she had cancer. . “It’s a rare case because it’s spread to my chest,” she said in the first video, “but it’s really not about a stage of disease. God is with me and I feel his presence every day. I just wanted to share this information with everyone to let them know what I’m going through and I’m going to update everyone every week as much as I can.”