dies at age 23
‘American Idol’ Runner-Up Willie Spence Dies in
Car Crash at Age 23 "
'American Idol' Family
Pays Tribute After His Death:
'If You Met Him, You Loved Him
Willie Spence Returns to
Ahead of 'American Idol'
Local news agency Douglas
Now also made a tribute
post on Facebook.
A display on the lawn outside the
Coffee County Courthouse
shows residents' support for "American Idol"
finalist and hometown hero Willie Spence "
He was an extraordinary talent and a
ray of light to millions across the world,”
The publication wrote.
“He will be missed.”
The singing competition show has described Spence as
"a true talent who lit up every room he entered".
Spence's journey on the show began with an audition
performance of Diamonds by Rihanna.
During his audition in front of
judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.