Simon Cowell and family of Jane Marczewski pay tribute to ‘extraordinary’ star

Simon Cowell and the family of singer Jane Marczewski have paid tribute to the America’s Got Talent (AGT) star’s “larger than life personality” and lasting legacy.

The music Mogul and reality TV judge said the news of Ms Marczewski’s death was “heart-breaking” and described her as an “extraordinary person”.

The singer, also known by her stage name Nightbirde, passed away on February 19 following a four year battle with cancer, according to her family.

“Many remember her from America’s Got Talent, where she performed her hit song ‘It’s OK’ and inspired millions of people around the globe with her messages of faith and never giving up,” they said, in a message posted to the singer’s personal Instagram page.

“Those who knew her, enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humour.

“She had a witty joke for every occasion — even if the joke was on her.

“Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to so many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus.”

The Marczewski family said they had received a “massive” outpouring of love and support following the singer’s death and asked for donations to a memorial foundation in lieu of flowers.

Ms Marczewski earned a coveted Golden Buzzer from Cowell on the US variety show after sharing her emotional story and delivering a stunning audition performance.

The accolade sends performers straight to the live show stage of the competition.

But she was forced to withdraw from…

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