Viral TikTok singer Cat Janice dies of cancer, aged 31

US singer Cat Janice, who found fame on TikTok, has died of cancer aged 31.

Janice, who released the song Dance You Outta My Head from hospice care, had been diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare cancer of the bones or soft tissue, in March 2022.

She revealed during treatment she had transferred the rights to her music to her seven-year-old son, Loren.

Her family said they were “eternally thankful for the outpouring of love” they had received.

“Cat saw her music go places she never expected and rests in the peace of knowing that she will continue to provide for her son through music,” they said.

“This would not have been possible without all of you.”

Since she released Dance Outta My Head, in the first week of this year, it has topped the TikTok Billboard Top 50 and reached the top 10 of Billboard’s dance and electronic chart.

Alt-rock singer Cat Janice (real name Catherine Ipsan) with her 7-year-old son, Loren, on January 25, 2024, in Annandale, VA

Janice, whose real name is Catherine Ipsan, started writing and producing music as a teenager, which she released in her 20s.

She kept her social-media followers up to date with her treatment after being diagnosed.

Four months later, after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Janice was told she was cancer free – but the disease returned to her lungs in June 2023.

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