Nikki McKibbin, a contestant on the first season of “American Idol,” has died. She was 42.
McKibbin suffered an aneurysm on Wednesday, her husband Craig Sadler announced Saturday in a Facebook post. McKibbin was kept on life support until Saturday so her organs could be donated, he wrote.
“She was so loved that I understand thousands of you will be grieving with us. There are only a few hours left for me to hold her hand and kiss her forehead,” Sadler wrote.
Sadler said that when she was taken to the operating room, the surgical staff played the song “Landslide” sung by Stevie Nicks, who McKibbin “practically worshiped.”
Sadler asked admirers to take a moment to listen the song and think of McKibbin.
“She will understand that you’re sharing her farewell. She loved so many of you and I understand you loved her too,” he wrote.
McKibbin finished third in the ……
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