American Idol Runner Up Willie Spence
American Idol Runner Up Willie Spence was only 23 years old. He
was killed Tuesday in a traffic crash in Marion County,
Tennessee. At this time we don't know the details leading up to the
crash. We know he collided with a semi-truck.
Willie loved music. Ironically, singing was not his first
love. He loved playing the drums for church right here in
Palm Beach County. Although,this is a difficult time for us all. We came to realize that Willie was not only important to us, but he was also
important to the world. He has millions of fans who enjoy
his voice. And while we all want to mourn as a family in
private, we realize our grief is not only ours, but in others
as well.On behalf of Willie's mother, Sharon Spence, and his
father, Willie Spence, we want to thank all of you for
the prayers, the calls, the kind words, and the gestures. He was our gentle giant, who had a soft demeanor but a powerful voice. When he opened his mouth and lifted the Lord in a song, many stopped in their tracks to listen to
Funeral services will be announced through our publicist.
West Palm Beach, FL