Willie Spence Declared Dead At The Age Of 23

 "Life is so unfair and nothing is ever promised," 

The American Idol family has lost a beloved member.

Former contestant Willie Spence

who was the runner-up on season 19 of the competition series in 2021 

A Tennessee Highway Patrol report obtained by E! News confirmed 

Spence died after his car collided with a tractor trailer on an interstate in Marion County.

Spence was driving an SUV when he went off the road and crashed into a car 

God rest your soul Willie. 

"We extend our condolences to Willie's family, friends, and fans.