'She'll live forever': 'AGT' singing sensation Ray Singleton announces his wife's death due to brain cancer
Ray Singleton's wife Roslyn, a navy veteran, was diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer in 2013, several years before she met him
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Ray Singleton took to Instagram to announce the death of his wife Roslyn from brain cancer. On Wednesday, November 16, the former 'America's Got Talent' contestant revealed that his wife had succumbed to the illness after years of fighting it, AceShowbiz reported. Singleton paid tribute to Roslyn and praised his wife for her valiant battle against cancer by posting photos of her flashing her contagious smile. The caption read, "WELL DONE!!"
"Our wife earned her wings yesterday while peacefully sleeping right at home where she wanted to be. This road ahead is going to be INCREDIBLY long & difficult! She taught us all SOMETHING…," Singleton wrote in the caption. "She's where we're all trying to get one day so no need to be sad! Now we celebrate her legacy, her impact, her story & HER SPIRIT! She will LIVE FOREVER!!"
Roslyn, a navy veteran, was diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer in 2013, several years before meeting Singleton. She found out that she had glioblastoma. She underwent yearly scans and received a clean bill of health for six years running. However, she discovered that her illness had returned on October 10, 2019, just a few weeks before the couple's first wedding anniversary.
Novant Health suggested in a report that she may have developed the cancer as a result of exposure to poisonous burn pits in Afghanistan. She reportedly expressed her gratitude to everyone who supported her when speaking with Novant Health and said, “Whenever there’s something going on in my life, God always puts the right people just right in front of me to make it a little easier. Even though I have this situation, it doesn’t defeat me. It doesn’t get me down,” Roslyn said in fall 2020, adding, “It doesn’t make me feel like, ‘Why me.’ It makes me feel like, ‘Thank God it was me.’ That’s how I feel.”
Throughout her treatment, the pair maintained a positive outlook while sharing their story on social media. There are several pictures on both their accounts showing the two smiling along with videos of them singing and dancing.
Singleton won millions of hearts when recordings of him singing to Roslyn when she was sick went viral. The pair appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' as a result, and Singleton was contacted by 'America's Got Talent' about trying out for the programme. He made an appearance on Season 16 of the competition in 2021, although he did not make it to the quaterfinals.
Singleton's post received a number of heartfelt comments. "Love y'all! And yes, she lived the most beautiful life! Im so incredibly inspired by you both. If you need anything, please lmk," one follower wrote. Another user said, "My sincere condolences to you and your family! I'll be praying for you all!" A third echoed the sentiment, "My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are an amazing person." Writer and civil rights activist Shaun King also expressed her love and sympathies. She wrote, "Love you so much brother. Thank you for sharing her with the world."