FMU Remembers Willie Spence

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Singer Wille Spence performing

Florida Memorial University extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Willie Spence.

His mother, Sharon Singleton-Spence is a graduate of FMU.

Spence, 23, who was the American Idol Season 19 runner-up, died in a car accident on Tuesday, October 11.

He was one of FMU’s honored guests for Homecoming 2021 and gave a heartfelt performance of the National Anthem during last year’s Homecoming game.

During his time on campus, he met with students, practiced with the ROAR Marching Band, and spoke about his rise to fame on FMU’s live show, the Lions’ Den.

Spence was born in Riviera Beach, Florida, but lived in Atlanta, Georgia.

Please keep the Spence family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.