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Joanne Borgella, an “American Idol” contestant and model, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with endometrial cancer. Her family confirmed her passing on her Facebook page.

“With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne,” the family wrote. “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.”

Joanne went public with her cancer diagnosis last year in a YouTube video and had been documenting her treatment on Facebook.

Condolences to the Borgella and Ramirez Family.

Photo Credits: Facebook/Getty Images

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  • noirluv45

    How sad. She was so young. My heart goes out to her family.