Luke Bryan Mourns the Tragic Passing of American Idol’s Willie Spence

American Idol 2021 runner-up Willie Spence died Tuesday afternoon as a result of a traffic accident on I-24 near Jasper, Tennessee when his Jeep Cherokee veered off the road and slammed into a stopped tractor-trailer.  Spence had reportedly had a flat tire repaired earlier in the day but it is not yet known if that contributed to him losing control of his vehicle.


Luke Bryan and American Idol both paid tribute to Spence on social media today.  Below is the last video Spence shared to his Instagram mere hours before his accident, singing a worship song in his car.