Mandisa, a prominent figure in contemporary Christian music known for her appearances on “American Idol” and her Grammy-winning album “Overcomer” in 2013, has passed away at the age of 47.

According to a representative speaking to The Associated Press, Mandisa Lynn Hundley was discovered deceased in her Nashville, Tennessee, home on Thursday. The cause of her death has yet to be determined.

Born near Sacramento, California, Mandisa’s upbringing in the church instilled in her a passion for singing. Her rise to fame began when she finished ninth on “American Idol” in 2006, earning accolades from host Ryan Seacrest, who praised her as “a great spirit on the show.”

Subsequently, Mandisa released her debut album “True Beauty” in 2007, garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Pop and Contemporary Gospel Album. Over the years, she released five additional albums, including a Christmas collection.

In 2014, Mandisa achieved Grammy success again, winning the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Overcomer,” which became her fifth studio album.

Beyond her musical accomplishments, Mandisa was candid about her personal struggles, particularly with depression. Her memoir, “Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God’s Joy,” published in 2022, offered insights into her battles with severe depression, weight-related challenges, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and her unwavering faith.

Following her passing, the Christian radio network K-Love paid tribute to Mandisa on social media, acknowledging her courage in openly discussing her struggles and how they resonated with audiences, fostering important conversations about mental health and resilience.