‘The Voice’ star Beverly McClellan dies after long battle with cancer

The Voice lost a shining light this Thursday, RadarOnline.com has learned, as beloved former contestant Beverly McClellan died following her long battle with cancer.

As fans know, McClellan, 49, was the third runner-up on the the music show’s very first season. She was on Christina Aguilera’s team and was highly praised for her mesmerizing talent.

In her audition, she famously stunned the audience with her rendition of “Piece of My Heart.”

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THE VOICE -- Episode 214B 'Live Show' -- Pictured: Beverly McLellan -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Beverly McLellan attends 'The Voice' Live On Tour sound check at The Beacon Theatre on August 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- Episode 214B 'Live Show' -- Pictured: (l-r) Cyndi Lauper, Beverly McLellan -- (Photo by: Lewis Jacobs/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Vicci Martinez, Beverly McLellan, Nakia, Frenchie Davis, Xenia, Casey Weston, Dia Frampton, and Javier Colon attend 'The Voice' Live On Tour sound check at The Beacon Theatre on August 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Nakia, Frenchie Davis, Beverly McLellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Xenia, Javier Colon, and Casey Weston backstage at The Beacon Theatre on August 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- Episode 214B 'Live Show' -- Pictured: (l-r) Cyndi Lauper, Beverly McLellan -- (Photo by: Lewis Jacobs/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 26: Singer Beverly McLellan rehearses on stage for 'The Voice' Live Tour at the Gibson Amphitheatre on July 26, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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McClellan had been battling stage 3 endometrial cancer for about a year, but was recently sent to a California hospital to receive treatment after her health took a turn for the worse.

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