‘X-Factor’ and ‘Ton Of Love’ Star Freddie Combs Dies at 49

‘X-Factor’ and ‘Ton Of Love’ Star Freddie Combs Dies at 49
Freddie Combs, a minister who appeared on the second season of The X-Factor, has passed away at age 49. According to a Cocoa, Florida funeral home, Combs died on September 10 surrounded by his friends and family. His wife, Kay, who appeared alongside Combs on the TLC show Ton of Love in 2010, told TMZ that his death was a result of kidney failure following a slate of health issues. Combs featured on the singing competition show in 2012, becoming an instant fan-favorite with his rendition of Bette Midler’s 1988 song “Wind Beneath My Wings.” His performance impressed the celebrity judges, including Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato, with Cowell and Reid promising they’d support him if he got healthier. The Tennessee native was escorted to the stage in a wheelchair by his wife when he appeared on the show. During his audition, he opened up about his battle with weight loss,
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