Janice Freeman
Janice Freeman performs at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) in Malibu, California, Sept. 15, 2018. Getty Images/Michael Kovac

Janice Freeman, who was a contestant on “The Voice” in 2017, died at the age of 33. Freeman’s family first confirmed her death to TMZ on Sunday and later released a statement.

The family said Freeman, who was a cancer survivor, died from a blood clot that had moved to her heart.

"We are heartbroken to report that Janice Marie Freeman passed away on March 2, 2019 from an extreme case of pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. While at home her husband Dion performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. She passed away at a local hospital shortly after," a post on her Facebook page read.

The statement continued, "A survivor and fighter, and a beautiful force in this world, Janice gained notoriety through her success on NBC’s The Voice as a member of Miley Cyrus’s team. Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus. Her friends and family greatly appreciate your prayers, call, and texts during this time, and ask that they be given space to remember everything that Janice was to them as they process and mourn her loss. She is survived by her husband Dion, daughter Hannah, her mother Janice, brothers and sisters, and many extended family."

According to TMZ, Freeman was at her home in Pasadena, California, with her husband when she started complaining she couldn’t breathe. Freeman was pronounced dead Saturday evening.

Freeman had wowed Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus with her incredible talent on the 13th season of the NBC singing show.

Following the news of Freeman's death, Hudson shared her condolences saying: "the voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all!"

Cyrus also paid tribute to Freeman on her Instagram story, sharing a picture of a rainbow with the words, "Thank you @janicefreeman ... for everything. This represents you perfectly."

Tributes and condolences poured in on social media, with several of Freeman's friends and fans remembering her.