Grammy-Winning Singer Mandisa’s Cause of Death Revealed Over a Month After Her Passing

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Just recently, the cause of death for Grammy-winning singer Mandisa was disclosed, providing clarity around the tragic loss of the beloved Christian music star and former American Idol contestant. According to an autopsy report, Mandisa, whose full name was Mandisa Lynn Hundley, died from complications related to class III obesity at the age of 47.

According to Cleveland Clinic, class III obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, that puts the individual at risk for serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

The singer, who rose to fame on season 5 of American Idol in 2006 before winning a Grammy for her 2014 album “Overcomer,” was found dead in her Tennessee home on April 18. The autopsy states that she had last been seen alive “approximately three weeks prior.” Her manner of death was listed as natural causes stemming from obesity-related complications.

Mandisa had been open about her struggles with her weight over the years, chronicling her efforts to lose weight while also being candid about her mental health battles and using food as a coping mechanism during difficult times.

In the wake of Mandisa’s tragic passing, her family had stated they did not believe she harmed herself, and police reported no signs of foul play. The 47-year-old’s powerful voice and inspirational spirit made her death felt deeply in both the music world and the Christian community she inspired.

American Idol, where Mandisa first showcased her talents in 2005, paid tribute to her with a stirring musical performance by former contestants. The show’s impact on the Tennessean’s life and career was immense, as she parlayed that platform into a successful career as an inspirational Christian singer-songwriter.