Former X Factor contestant Kerry McGregor dies after cancer battle

Sharon Osbourne pays tribute to singer who passes away aged 37

Former X Factor contestant Kerry McGregor has died aged 37 after battling bladder cancer.

The singer, who competed in the ITV1 talent series in 2006, passed away earlier today (January 4), according to a spokesman.

He added:

At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Further details will be released in due course.


Her spokesman also said the singer was rehearsing and recording until as recently as last month and was due to perform a duet with Susan Boyle, reports BBC Newsbeat.

Former mentor Sharon Osbourne took to her Twitter page to pay tribute to McGregor. “So sad about Kerry McGregor’s passing,” she wrote. “Much love and respect to her and her family.”

The singer, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer last year, was bound to a wheelchair and crutches after being left paralysed following an accident when she was 13.

She also appeared on BBC’s Grange Hill and Channel 4’s The Book Group and was almost chosen to represent the UK in Eurovision 1997, after finishing second behind Katrina And The Waves.