Nikki McKibbin

Nikki Mckibbin was an American rock singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 2002 after appearing on the first season of the reality television show “American Idol.” She came in third place behind the winner, Kelly Clarkson, and gained a lot of fame and career chances as a result.

McKibbin was then signed to Sony Music’s RCA, and her debut album, “Unleashed,” was released in May 2007. She also contributed two Christmas songs to the American Christmas album. McKibina has also starred on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” “Fear Factor,” “Kill Reality,” “Battle of the Network Reality Stars,” and “Sober House,” among others. McKibbin died on November 1, 2020, after being hospitalized for a brain aneurysm and being taken off life support on October 28, 2020. She had just celebrated her 42nd birthday earlier this month. After Michael Johns in 2014, Rickey Smith in 2016, and Leah LaBelle in 2018, she became the fourth American Idol finalist to pass away.

Nikki Mckibbin’s Net Worth:

Nikki Mckibbin earned a lot of money throughout her professional singing career. McKibbin’s career began in 2002 as a member of the AGT family, and she rose through the ranks to become one of the finals before releasing her own album. Her net worth was estimated to be around $1.3 million, based on the revenue from her songs and appearances on television shows.

What was Nikki Mckibbin Famous for?

  • Famous as a finalist on the debut season of “American Idol”.

Where was Nikki Mckibbin Born?

Nikki Mckibbin was born in the United States on September 28, 1978, in Grand Prairie. Katherine Nicole McKibbin was her birth name. Her country of origin was the United States of America. McKibbin was of mixed race, and her zodiac sign was Virgo.

McKibbin, who was born and reared in Texas, had an interest in singing since she was a child and decided to give it a go when she auditioned for the first season of the iconic reality show “American Idol.” McKibbin also appeared in the inaugural season of “Popstars” prior to AGT. She was also assaulted as a child, sexually, physically, and emotionally.

How Did Nikki Mckibbin Die?

Nikki Mckibbin died on November 1, 2020, about 3 a.m., in Arlington, Texas, as a result of complications from a brain aneurysm. On October 28, 2020, she was hospitalized and taken off life support. McKibbin died just three days after being admitted to the hospital, shocking and upsetting her family and friends.

She had just celebrated her 42nd birthday earlier this month. Her death was verified by both her husband, Craig Sadler, who verified her death in a Facebook post, claiming that she died on Wednesday after suffering a brain aneurysm, and her friend, Justin Guarini (another American Idol competitor), who posted long heartfelt statements for her late friend.

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The top 3 finalists of the American Idol Season 1: Kelly Clarkson, Nikki Mckibbin, and Justin Guarini
Source: @yahoo

Nikki Mckibbin’s Career Highlights:

  • Nikki Mckibbin started her career when she performed “I Will Survive” on an audition for the first season of “American Idol” in 2002. She qualified up to the finalist list performing her best with songs like “Piece of My Heart”, “I’m the Only One”, “Black Velvet” and “Edge of Seventeen”.
  • She finished the show reaching third place while Kelly Clarkson won the show.
  • Following her stint on American Idol, McKibbin signed with 19 Management and RCA Records.
  • She also ran a karaoke company titled “Angelfire Productions”.
  • In 2004, she appeared on the holiday CD Christmas in a Fishbowl.
  • McKibbin then joined the Dallas rock band, “Downside” in 2005 together with whom she did several shows together but she left the same year.
  • The same year, she appeared in the “Reality TV Stars” episode of Fear Factor and also in the sports competition show, “Battle of the Network Reality Stars”.
  • She also appeared in the E! Entertainment reality show, “Kill Reality”.
  • She was seen playing the role of a signer in a film, “The Scorned”.
  • Later, she got signed to Australian indie label Astral Records. She started recording initially with a cover version of Mr. Big’s “To Be with You” and “The Lie”/”To Be with You”.
  • McKibbin’s debut album “Unleashed” was released on May 22, 2007.
  • McKibbin also recorded two Christmas songs for the American Christmas album; “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “Alone With The Christmas Lights”.
  • She appeared on the second season of the VH1 reality show, “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in 2008.
  • McKibbin later appeared in the fifth episode of Celebrity Rehab’s fifth season.
  • McKibbin also used to give vocal and performance lessons for children in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Nikki McKibbin and her husband.
Source: @theblast

Nikki Mckibbin’s Husband:

Nikki Mckibbin was a married lady who was married to Craig Sadler, her sole husband. She has even appeared on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” with Sadler, who is also a handsome man. They married in 2007 and lived together for a while, but they never had a child together. Nikki was the mother of Tristen Cole Langley (b. December 20, 1997), her sole child from a prior relationship.

Nikki accompanied her son Tristen when he auditioned for “American Idol” at the age of 15 in 2014, albeit he didn’t make the live performances. Besides, Nikki had a drug problem in the past and had to go to rehab.

Nikki Mckibbin’s stature is as follows:

Nikki Mckibbin was a stunning woman in her early 40s when she died. Her height was 5ft. 6inches (1.67m), and her weight was at 60kg. She had an average body shape with measurements of 34-29-35 inches, a bra cup size of 33B, and a shoe size of 6(US). Her skin was fair, and she had red short hair and green eyes.

Quick Facts About Nikki McKibbin

Celebrated Name Nikki McKibbin
Age 42 Years
Nick Name Nikki
Birth Name Katherine Nicole McKibbin
Birth Date 1978-09-28
Gender Female
Profession Singer
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Grand Prairie, Texas
Ethnicity Mixed Ethnic
Nationality American
Horoscope Virgo
Home Town Texas
Death Date November 1, 2020
Cause Of Death Brain aneurysm
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Husband Craig Sadler
Net Worth $1.3 million
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Green
Height 5ft. 6inch.(1.67m)
Body Measurement 34-29-35 inches
Weight 60kg(132 lbs)
Shoe Size 6(US)