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Nikki McKibbin Biography – Nikki McKibbin Wiki

Nikki McKibbin (Nikki Sadler) was an American rock music singer-songwriter and “American Idol” alum. She finished third in the debut season of the reality television series American Idol in 2002 behind runner-up Justin Guarini and winner Kelly Clarkson. She had reached the finals after impressing judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson with performances of songs by Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morissette, Bonnie Tyler, Janis Joplin and finally Alannah Myles with her rendition of “Black Velvet.”

Prior to American Idol, McKibbin competed on the WB competition Popstars in 2001. Following her stint on American Idol, McKibbin was signed to a deal through RCA and 19 Records, but locked horns over her refusal to record a country album. She finally put out a rock album, “Unleashed,” in 2007.

In 2008, she appeared on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew seeking treatment for addiction to alcohol and cocaine. She subsequently appeared on the shows Sober House, Fear Factor, and Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars.

In 2014, McKibbin briefly returned to Idol when her then 15-year old son, Tristan Langley, auditioned for the show in front of judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.

Nikki McKibbin Age

Nikki McKibbin was born on September 28, 1978, in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. She died on October 31, 2020. She was 42 years old.

Nikki McKibbin Husband

Nikki McKibbin was married to her husband Craig Sadler. Sadler appeared with her on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

Nikki McKibbin Son

McKibbin had a son, Tristen Cole Langley, born on December 20, 1997, from a previous relationship.

Nikki McKibbin Death

Nikki McKibbin died on October 31, 2020, at the age of 42. “American Idol” Season one runner-up Justin Guarini confirmed the news on his Instagram page. Guarini wrote: “@realnikkimckibbin was a fiery, funny lady who could sing the Hell out of a rock song with the same kind of ease and command she lovingly used to cut you with her twangy Southern wit.

“Even in our 20’s when we were on American Idol together I could tell that she’d had a challenging life, and that not that many people had been kind to her along the way…⁣

“…but I’ll never forget the day that her idol, Stevie Nicks, sent her flowers with a card that said “You are the Gypsy that I was…”. Nikki was on cloud nine and the joy and excitement that radiated from her was infectious. After the kind of emotional beating she took at the hands of the masses, she deserved to feel good about herself, even for a little while. ⁣

“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.”

 

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@realnikkimckibbin was a fiery, funny lady who could sing the Hell out of a rock song with the same kind of ease and command she lovingly used to cut you with her twangy Southern wit. ⁣ ⁣ Even in our 20’s when we were on American Idol together I could tell that she’d had a challenging life, and that not that many people had been kind to her along the way…⁣ ⁣ …but I’ll never forget the day that her idol, Stevie Nicks, sent her flowers with a card that said “You are the Gypsy that I was…”. Nikki was on cloud nine and the joy and excitement that radiated from her was infectious. After the kind of emotional beating she took at the hands of the masses, she deserved to feel good about herself, even for a little while. ⁣ ⁣ 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

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According to Redeye Radio host Gary McNamara, McKibbon suffered an aneurysm and was on life support until last evening [October 31, 2020]. He wrote on his Twitter page, “I witnessed my friend Nikki (McKibbin) Sadler go from a Karaoke bar to finalist on 1st year of American Idol. She is on life support after suffering an aneurysm. They will end life support tonight. Please pray for her husband Craig and family. I am heartbroken.”

Nikki McKibbin Cause of Death

Nikki McKibbin’s cause of death was a brain aneurysm.

Nikki McKibbin Net Worth

Nikki McKibbin’s net worth was estimated to be $1 million.

Nikki McKibbin Height

She was 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m).

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