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Nikki McKibbin, a former ‘American Idol’ finalist, dies at 42

Nikki McKibbin, a former ‘American Idol’ finalist, dies at 42

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nikki McKibbin, a former contestant of American Idol, has died, her husband announced. She was 42. McKibbin suffered an aneurysm on Wednesday but was taken off life support early Sunday, her husband, Craig Sadler announced on Facebook. Advertisement She was being kept on life support to make it possible for her organs to be donated, he said. "Even at the end she is still giving," he wrote. McKibbin finished third in the iconic TV show's inaugural 2002 season. Sadler said his wife "practically worshiped" the musician Stevie Nicks and that the song "Landslide" was to be played for her before she was to be taken off of life support at 3 a.m. on Sunday. "Nikki McKibbin was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of her passing," American Idol said via Twitt...