Miley Cyrus pens tribute to late Janice Freeman: 'I miss you so much'

Mourning the loss of her friend. Miley Cyrus wrote an emotional tribute to the late Janice Freeman, who competed on the former Hannah Montana star’s team on The Voice season 13.

“I miss you so much it hurts. Everywhere ….. but so did you. So often. So much pain and no one would ever notice because of the smile and joy you constantly radiated,” Cyrus, 26, wrote via Instagram on Monday, March 4. “I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence.”

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I miss you so much it hurts. Everywhere ..... but so did you. So often. So much pain and no one would ever notice because of the smile and joy you constantly radiated . I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence . All those texts I would receive , just of you saying that your praying for ME. How you were so selfless I’ll never understand . The way you found the good in everything . You are now a rainbow . Something beautiful that comes after something so gloomy. You were the only artist EVER, that I tried so hard to “ sign” , was going to create a label just so YOU could be on it. No one has heard them and I hope to share at an appropriate time, but the records you were creating with @brandicarlile (where it all began , the story ) and my dear writer friend @ilsey were so magically beautiful JUST LIKE YOU. Today we lost a legend . Do you hear me . Everyone got it so wrong on our season together of The Voice because no matter what has been recorded or remembered YOU won my angel . You are not only the best singer that show has ever had the honor of having on that stage but the best fucking singer in the world. What makes me sick is we always wait till the best are gone to recognize them and truly tell them what their art meant to us. The hope their voice gave us .... the emotions they pulled from us. Janice you’re my star! I will never give up on you. Ever . I am no longer your coach , I never was ..... YOU constantly taught me. You’ve been my coach on how to love , on how to persevere , on how to fight for what I want and never let even my own body get in the way. Anything is possible if it’s being done with faith. You are my world . I will never forget you or stop loving you. I am forever yours , Miley

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Cyrus continued: “Today we lost a legend … Everyone got it so wrong on our season together of The Voice because no matter what has been recorded or remembered YOU won my angel . You are not only the best singer that show has ever had the honor of having on that stage but the best f—king singer in the world … Janice you’re my star! I will never give up on you. Ever.”

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 06: Janice Freeman arrives at 2018 Global Gift Gala at Eden Roc Hotel on December 6, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Janice Freeman arrives at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) on September 15, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for COTA)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Janice Freeman performs at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) on September 15, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for COTA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer / TV Personality Janice Freeman attends the 70th Emmy Awards nominees reception for Outstanding Casting Directors at Mr. C Beverly Hills on September 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Janice Freeman speaks at the Global Gift Foundation USA Women's Empowerment Luncheon at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Yardbird Southern Table & Bar)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Recording artist Janice Freeman attends the Unstoppable Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: Janice Freeman -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: (l-r) Janice Freeman, Ashland Craft, Miley Cyrus, Brooke Simpson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: (l-r) Janice Freeman, Miley Cyrus, Ashland Craft, Brooke Simpson -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: (l-r) Ashland Craft, Janice Freeman, Brooke Simpson, Adam Cunningham -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318A -- Pictured: Janice Freeman -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 12' Episode 1317B -- Pictured: (l-r) Brooke Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Janice Freeman, Ashland Craft -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 12' Episode 1317B -- Pictured: (l-r) Davon Fleming, Ashland Craft, Janice Freeman, Jon Mero, Adam Cunningham -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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The “Wrecking Ball” singer also revealed that she “was going to create a label” just so she could sign Freeman. The Disney Channel alum emotionally concluded: “I am no longer your coach , I never was ….. YOU constantly taught me. You’ve been my coach on how to love , on how to persevere , on how to fight for what I want and never let even my own body get in the way. Anything is possible if it’s being done with faith. You are my world . I will never forget you or stop loving you. I am forever yours , Miley.”

Freeman died from an apparent blood clot on Saturday, March 2, after she was rushed to the hospital with complaints that she couldn’t breathe. TMZ reported that the late singer’s husband, Dion, called 911 and performed CPR, but she was later pronounced dead. She was 33 years old.

Upon hearing the news of Freeman’s death, the “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” songstress posted a photo of a rainbow on her Instagram story and wrote, “Thank you @janicefreeman … for everything. This represents you perfectly.”

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