The Christian and Gospel community, along with former and present contestants of American Idol have taken to social media to remember singer and songwriter Mandisa.

The 47-year-old passed away in her Nashville home on Thursday, April 18.  

Danny Gokey, also a former American Idol contestant, said he was devastated to hear about the sudden loss of Mandisa.

"Not only did we connect over being American Idol alumni—we had a great time on the road doing several tours together," said Danny in a post on social media. "Her joy was infectious and I loved her heart to encourage people on & off stage! Mandisa you left too soon—our community will never be the same without you."

Mac Powell also took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to Mandisa saying he will miss her. 

"One of the sweetest, most talented, beautiful, Jesus lovin’ humans I have EVER known. Miss you 'disa!"

Cade Thompson said he is overwhelmed by the death of Mandisa and Gabe Patillo, who passed away a week ago.

"It’s been a heavy week. They both encouraged me at such a young age and pointed me to Jesus. Life is too short."

Matthew West says he was saddened to hear about the loss of Mandisa.

"I will always cherish the memories of times we spent together hosting award shows, going on tour, and most of all helping her tell her story in the songwriting room," said West in a post on X. "The first song she released after appearing on American Idol Was a song we wrote called “Only the World” and the lyrics hit different right now."

We Are Messengers added that Mandisa was "the most kind, caring, funny, encouraging and gentle person I have known. I didn’t believe the news was true when I heard it this morning."


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Mandisa's management also took to social media to confirm that the talented artist had passed away. 

"We ask for your prayers for her family and close-knit circle of friends during this incredibly difficult time," said her management on Facebook. "Mandisa was a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world."

Her cause of death remains unknown at this time.