Former 'X Factor' Star Freddie Combs Dead at 49

Former 'X Factor' contestant Freddie Combs has died at 49 after a brief illness.

9/17/2021 1:32:00 PM

Former 'X Factor' contestant Freddie Combs has died at 49 after a brief illness.

Former 'X Factor' contestant Freddie Combs has died at 49 after a brief illness.

Freddie Combs-- the minister who became a fan favorite on the second season of"The X Factor" thanks to his heavenly voice -- has died ... TMZ has learned.According to his wifeKay... Freddie died last Friday surrounded by friends and family at a hospital in Florida. She tells us his death was not Covid-related, but the result of kidney failure.

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Kay says Freddie was diligently working on his weight loss over the past 11 years -- he had weighed over 900 lbs, getting all the way down to 385 lbs. -- and she's very proud of him. Sadly, she says she knew he was going to pass the day before he did, adding ..."I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend."

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