• Mandisa passed away in April 2024
  • The cause of death is now clear
  • The singer died of this...

On April 18, 2024, the music world was shaken by the sudden death of Mandisa, a celebrated Grammy winner and 'American Idol' contestant. She was only 47 years old. The cause of death is now known.

According to an autopsy report seen by 'People', Mandisa was found dead in her home by friends after she was last seen alive about three weeks earlier. According to the report, the singer had died of "complications of class III obesity", her death was classified as natural.

Mandisa's cause of death: how the singer died

Class III, or grade 3 as we know it, is a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. With a BMI of 35 or higher, obesity-related health problems are not uncommon.

Mandisa, who competed in the fifth season of 'American Idol' and made it to the top 9, left an indelible impression with her music and her story.

Her debut album 'True Beauty' reached number 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Charts in 2007 and earned her a Grammy nomination. Throughout her career, she released five more albums and won a Grammy in 2013 for her album 'Overcomer'.

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