In an emotional Facebook post written by Joanne Borgella’s family, fans learned that the talented star died after battling Endometrial Cancer.
“To God be the glory! With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne. Joanne Borgella Ramirez was called by the Lord to heaven.” the family shared.
Joanne Borgella was a contestant on American Idol Season Seven of the popular singing competition show. She made it to the top twenty four before being eliminated. She later appeared on reality shows including MADE, Mo’Niques Fat Chance and Curvy Girls.
Despite a busy career, Joanne Borgella had to battle a scary diagnosis that ultimately could not be stopped.
“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.” the family’s post said.
Joanne Borgella’s last update on Facebook came almost a month ago before she headed to the doctor for more treatment. Based on her post, the singer and model was remaining positive knowing her faith was on her side.
“We are heading back to radiation for two procedures!!! God is with us!! I have lots to fill you in on. The presence of The Lord is here. Prayers Up!! I love you guys. I will be cancer free by 2014.” she wrote to her fans and followers.
For those hoping to send their condolences, the family asks to leave a message on her Facebook fan page that surpassed more than thirty thousand.
We pray that God gives Joanne Borgella’s family enough strength to get over this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella passed away Saturday morning, October 18, 2014. She was only thirty two. In an emotional Facebook p...1.5