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Police Rule Out Foul Play in Death of Christian Singer Mandisa

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Police have ruled out foul play in the sudden death of award-winning Christian singer Mandisa. Mandisa died at her home in Franklin, Tennessee, on Thursday (April 18) at the age of 47. 

“Over the weekend, a medical examiner identified the deceased individual as Mandisa Hundley,” the Franklin Police Department said in a statement on Monday. “At this time, there is no indication the death was the result of suspicious or criminal activity.”

Police are “continuing to investigate” the singer’s death and did not disclose a possible cause of death. 

“The Franklin Police Department sends its condolences to Hundley’s family, friends, and fans,” the statement concluded.

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Born Mandisa Lynn Hundley in Citrus Heights, California, the singer became a household name after she made it to the top nine on the fifth season of “American Idol.” She later released her first studio album, “True Beauty,” in 2007. 

In 2014, she won best contemporary Christian Music Album for “Overcomer.” 

Throughout her career, Mandisa experienced success on the Christian music charts. She also had crossover appeal, garnering praise in the mainstream music market. 

Following the news of Mandisa’s passing, fellow Christian celebrities took to social media to celebrate her life.

“Mandisa’s smile was like turning on sunshine. She lit up every room she walked into and every stage she graced. We are all going to miss her light and that beautiful smile,” Amy Grant wrote in an Instagram post. “And while we grieve, I can only imagine the Welcome Home she received.”

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TobyMac, with whom Mandisa frequently collaborated, said in a Facebook post that Mandisa was “a beautiful soul.”