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Nikki McKibbin, best known for appearing on season one of American Idol, has died. She was 42.

Per TMZ, McKibbin’s cause of death was due to a brain aneurysm.

McKibbin placed third on season one of American Idol behind Justin Guarini and winner Kelly Clarkson. McKibbin was known for more of a rock style on the music competition series and covered songs from the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and famously crushed a cover of Alannah Myles’ “Black Velvet.”

Gallery: Nikki McKibbin on ‘American Idol’

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