After being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, McKibbin died in November 2020. She was 42.
“Nikki was a superstar the moment she walked into auditions – she set the bar high with her talent and memorable stage presence,” American Idol host Ryan Seacrest tweeted at the time. “It was an honor to watch her grow and inspire millions of people. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and fans who are grieving this tragic loss.”Back to top