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‘X Factor’ star Freddie Combs died at the age of 49

‘X Factor’ star Freddie Combs died at the age of 49

Former “X Factor” star Freddie Combs has died, Fox News has confirmed. He was 49.

The inspirational singer, whose voice was bigger than life, died on September 10, according to a funeral home in Cocoa, Fla.

Combs’ wife, Katrina Combs, told TMZ on Thursday that he died of kidney failure.

According to Katrina, Combs was surrounded by friends and family at a Florida hospital at the time of his death

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The performer and minister, who once weighed 920 pounds, was hospitalized in 2009. But Combs worked his way down to 385 pounds through a strict training regime and changed diet when he appeared on “X Factor” in a wheelchair.

“I have so much gratitude for being his wife for 25 years and for being his best friend,” Katrina told TMZ.

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During his unforgettable time on “X Factor” in 2012, Combs delivered a show-stopping rendition of Bette Midler’s 1988 hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” for celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, LA Reid and Demi Lovato.

Freddie Combs competed for ‘X Factor’ in 2012. He died on September 10 of kidney failure.
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It was announced in July that “X Factor”, which has started the careers of One Direction, Leona Lewis and many others, is ending after 17 years.

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