Local Police Offers Update on Mandisa's Death


Local police are offering an update on the sudden death of Grammy-winning Christian music singer Mandisa. Franklin Police Department officials said no foul play is suspected in the death of Mandisa.

Mandisa Lynn Hundley was 47 years old. She died suddenly in her Franklin home and was found on Thursday. Hundley was identified by a medical examiner, police officials said.

"At this time, there is no indication the death was the result of suspicious or criminal activity," said police spokesperson Max Winitz. "The Franklin Police Department send its condolences to Hundley's family, friends, and fans."

He did not provide a suspected cause of her death on Monday.

"The Franklin Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of a woman found inside a Beamon Dr. residence last Thursday evening," the statement read. "Over the weekend, a medical examiner identified the deceased individual as Mandisa Hundley, 47. At this time, there is no indication the death was the result of suspicious or criminal activity."

"The Franklin Police Department sends its condolences to Hundley's family, friends, and fans," the statement concluded.

Fans first came to know Mandisa when she was a contestant on Season 5 of "American Idol" where she finished in the Top 10. Her TV acclaim led to the release of her first album, True Beauty, released in 2007. 

Mandisa, best known for her incredible talent, joyful spirit and genuine love for people, was a celebrated artist with 15 GMA Dove Award nominations and two wins including the 2014 Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for breakout album Overcomer. A devoted friend to so many, Mandisa collaborated with numerous artists over the years including TobyMac, Matthew West, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz and Jon Reddick. 

Her longtime friend, frequent collaborator and former tourmate TobyMac described her best. "Since the first day I met Mandisa, she has been nothing but original and courageous," Toby shared. "My touring family is better when she is out with us. She genuinely supports each artist that takes the stage, as well as every crew member behind the stage. In a single word, I would say without hesitation that she is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. Her heart is to help others."







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