Britain's Got Talent star Emma Jones dies aged 32 - details

Virgin Radio

3 Jun 2024, 09:27

Emma Jones performing on the Britain's Got Talent stage

Credit: ITV

Former Britain’s Got Talent star Emma Jones has died aged 32.

The young singer who competed on the popular talent show back in 2015 passed away from cancer earlier this year, a message on her Facebook page has confirmed.

“I’m sorry to have to tell you that Emma Jones has died,” it read. “She died on Valentine’s Day after being diagnosed with multiple organ cancer. The doctor thinks it began as ovarian cancer and spread to other organs.



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“[Emma] died peacefully in the Cumberland infirmary. Sorely and sadly missed by all who knew her,” the statement finished.

Tributes for Emma have been pouring in from fans since the news was first reported online in February.

“So sad to hear of the passing of Emma,” one person posted. “Such a pure and gentle soul. And what a beautiful voice. The halls of heaven will be filled with the sound of your voice. Rest in peace.”

“I’m absolutely devastated to read that Emma passed away. I’ve been so upset since finding out this tragic news yesterday. I often listen to her first audition on my phone and wondered what she was doing in her life since the programme. Heartbreaking to find out that she had passed away. God bless Emma,” another person wrote.

When she auditioned to be a part of 2015’s Britain’s Got Talent, Emma drew much praise from the show’s judges.

Simon Cowell told the singer, who performed 'Ave Maria' in her first audition: “I really like you. Actually no, I’m going to change that - I love you.”

David Walliams shared: “You should be confident, Emma, you have a fantastic voice. Very few of us could sing like that and you should come out and sing like a winner because that’s what you are.”

Alesha Dixon told Emma - who made it through the show's semifinals - her performance was “such a beautiful audition” and said her shock at the audience’s support for her was “touching”. Meanwhile, Amanda Holden added: “I was very surprised, you were all hunched up and nervous… honestly that was one of the most beautiful auditions we’ve had all day.”

The thoughts of everyone at Virgin Radio are with Emma’s friends and family.