‘American Idol’ Contestant Nikki McKibbin Dies at 42 | Her Death Cause, Funeral, Husband, Children & Net Worth!

Nikki McKibbin was a singer and reality TV star who was best known for appearing on the first-ever season of American Idol. Since then, Nikki had appeared on tons of reality shows and released several albums. However, the singer’s death came as a shock to many of her fans as her husband revealed that she suffered from a brain aneurysm just days ago.

Learn more on the tragic death of Nikki McKibbin and get to know more on her including her cause of death, husband, children, net worth, and much more.

What Happened to Nikki McKibbin?

Nikki McKibbin sadly passed away on November 1, at 3 a.m. in a hospital. The former American Idol contestant was taken on life support after suffering from a brain aneurysm on October 28th. The tragic news was announced by her husband, Criag Sadler.

Moreover, an American Idol spokesperson also released a statement on Twitter writing,

Besides, Nikki’s fellow American Idol contestant, Justin Guarini, wrote,

“Rest well, ‘Gypsy’…and thank you for the laughter, merciless teasing, strength, vulnerability, love and friendship you showed me during our time together in the spotlight. #rip #americanidol.”

As of now, there is not much information on Nikki’s funeral. However, we will be sure to update once the singer’s family shares more on her funeral.

 How Much is Nikki McKibbin’s Net Worth?

Nikki first earned the spotlight when she appeared in the inaugural season of the reality singing show, American Idol in 2002. She was in the bottom three most weeks but still finished the show placing third. Her final performance in the show was Black Velvet and Edge of Seventeen. Following her appearance on the show, she signed with 19 Management and RCA Records. In 2004, she appeared on the holiday CD Christmas company and a year later joined the Dallas rock band Downside.


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In 2005, the singer also appeared in several reality TV series like Fear Factor, Battle of the Network Reality Stars, Kill Reality, and others. She released her debut album Unleashed on May 22, 2007. In 2008, she appeared on the second season of the VH1 show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In 2014, she accompanied her son on the thirteenth season of American Idol during his audition. Before her death, Nikki McKibbin was still under review.

Who is Nikki McKibbin Husband?

Nikki McKibbin was married to her husband, Craig Sadler. There is not much information on when and where the couple tied the knot. However, her husband announced the tragic death of his wife on Facebook writing,

Many of you already know something is wrong. The love of my life Nikki Sadler suffered an aneurysm on Wednesday. She would already be gone, but she’s an organ donor and has been kept on life support to make that possible. That shouldn’t be a surprise to us. Even at the end she is still giving. She was so loved that I know thousands of you will be grieving with us. There are only a few hours left for me to hold her hand and kiss her forehead.

Besides, she also shared a son Tristen Cole Langley with her husband. Their son was born on December 20, 1997. She leaves behind her husband and a son.

Nikki McKibbin Wiki-Bio

Katherine Nicole “Nikki” McKibbin was born in 1978 in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. She celebrates her birthday on September 28, which makes her age 42. Nikki had lost her mother in 2007 to addiction. She held American nationality and came from White ethnicity.