Is Willie Spence Alive? Bio, Family, Net Worth, Height, Song
An American Singer Willie Spence is famous as the first runner-up on the 19th season of American Idol.
Who are Willie Spence’s Parents?
Willie Spence was born on June 18, 1999, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. He was 23 years old at the time of his death. Willie celebrated his birthday on the 18th of June every year. His zodiac sign was Gemini. he was born to Willie Spence Sr. (father) and Sharon Spence (mother).
By profession, his father is a chef while his mother is a singer. He has two sisters named Kendra Spence Wester and Tyerra Gibert. His maternal grandfather’s name was Willie. R Singleton. His grandfather passed away due to coronavirus. He had American citizenship and followed Christianity as a religion. Similarly, he belonged to the Afro-American ethnicity.
Which University did Willie Spence Attend?
Willie studied at Coffee High School located in Douglas, Georgia, United States. He later enrolled himself at Florida State University.
Who was Willie Spence Dating?
Willie was not in a relationship. He used to focus on his career rather than his relationship. His career was just thriving so he did not have time to focus on his career. But he would have dated someone if he was still alive.
What was Willie Spence’s Net Worth?
Willie had an estimated net worth of around $22,000 at the time of his death. He earned that sum of money from his career as an American singer. According to the source, an average salary of an American singer is around $126,374 a year.
How did Willie Spence die?
Willie took his last breath in this world on October 11, 2022. He was 23 years at the time of his death. He was killed in a car crash on Interstate 24 near Chattanooga. From the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, his death was reported. According to WSB-TV in Atlanta:
”he was driving a Jeep Cherokee when he veered off I-24 at around 4:00 PM ET. His vehicle struck a car that was stopped on the shoulder of the road. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.”
American Idol gave him contribution by posting his audition video and writing:
”We are devastated about the passing of our beloved American Idol family member, Willie Spence. He was a true talent who lit up every room he entered and will be deeply missed. We send our condolences to his loved ones.”
Judge Ketty Perry wrote:
“I love you Willie… purest soul. Sing with the angels my darling ♥️✨”
Luke Bryan also paid tribute on social media with a sweet message to Willie saying:
“Willie really did light up every room he walked into. He could change the mood instantly when he started singing. He will truly be missed.”
How tall was Willie Spence?
Willie stood at the height of 5 feet 11 inches and his body weight was 181kg. He had an attractive pair of black eyes and curly brown hair.
Singing Career of Willie Spence
- Willie was an American singer by profession.
- He started his singing career by posting his videos on his Youtube channel since his high school days.
- Willie got 15 million views in one of the videos singing Rihanna’s song Diamonds in 2017.
- His video’s millions of views got him to attend the talk show Steve, hosted by Steve Harvey.
- In 2021, Willie auditioned for season 19 of American Idol.
- His performances received a positive response from the judges, and he ended up placing second in the competition, only behind Chayce Beckham.
FAQs of Willie Spence
Was Willie Spence on American Idol Before?
No Willie did not become an American Idol. But he became capped out as the Season 19 runner-up to winner Chayce Beckham.
What was the health issue of Willie Spence?
Willie was suffering from a weight problem. He had to go through a tough time to get rid of the problem. Due to the pain, in his chest, he consulted with the doctor. The doctor said he had fluid in his lungs so he has to take care of his weight.
Did Willie Spence lose any weight?
Yes, Willie lost some weight. He lost 180 pounds at the time he auditioned. Willie said:
“I’m just being healthy and focusing,”