Tenn. Police Say They're 'Continuing to Investigate' Death of Singer and “American Idol” Alum Mandisa

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Mandisa died at her home in Franklin, Tennessee on April 18

<p>Annette Holloway/Icon Sportswire via Getty </p> Mandisa at the 49th Annual Dove Awards in Nashville in October 2018

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Mandisa at the 49th Annual Dove Awards in Nashville in October 2018

Local police are offering an update on the sudden death of Grammy-winning singer Mandisa.

The Franklin Police Department said in a statement on Monday it is "continuing to investigate" the star's death, and do not believe it was the result of foul play.

"The Franklin Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of a woman found inside a Beamon Dr. residence last Thursday evening," the statement read. "Over the weekend, a medical examiner identified the deceased individual as Mandisa Hundley, 47. At this time, there is no indication the death was the result of suspicious or criminal activity."

"The Franklin Police Department sends its condolences to Hundley’s family, friends, and fans," the statement concluded.

Mandisa, who rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol in 2006, was found dead at her home in Franklin, Tennessee on April 18. She was 47.

“We can confirm that yesterday Mandisa was found in her home deceased," a rep for the singer told PEOPLE in a statement last Friday. "At this time we do not know the cause of death or any further details. We ask for your prayers for her family and close knit circle of friends during this incredibly difficult time."

<p>Paras Griffin/Getty Images </p> Mandisa in Atlana in August 2019

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Mandisa in Atlana in August 2019

The California native was remembered by a number of her fellow Idol contestants, including season 5 winner Taylor Hicks.

"Mandisa was a power house vocalist on our season of Idol and she graduated to a wonderful career in Gospel music,” he said. “Better yet, she was a power house person and all of us will miss her dearly."

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Paula Abdul, who served as a judge on Mandisa’s season, called the late star a “true beacon of light” in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

"Her warmth and unwavering kindness towards everyone, even in the face of harsh criticism, was truly unmatched. Not only was she a beautiful person, but she was also a true powerhouse performer," Abdul, 61, said. "I still think of her taking the stage during American Idol to perform her rendition of Chaka Khan's 'I'm Every Woman' and absolutely brought the house down. I'll always remember her poise, grace and dignity — and how could anyone forget those incomparable vocals! Wishing her family and those closest to her healing in remembering this radiant woman.”

Mandisa released her first of six albums in 2007, and won a Grammy Award for best contemporary Christian music album in 2014 for her album Overcomer. The win made her the fifth Idol contestant to receive a Grammy.

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