‘The Voice’ star Thomas Wells has died at the age of 46, after tragically being caught in a tire factory’s “automatic converter belt.”
According to multiple reports, the singing competition star — who also tired out for ‘X Factor’ — died after a terrible accident inside his Idabel, Oklahoma tire manufacturing plant. The tragic incident happened earlier this month, while the singer worked inside the tire plant.
‘X Factor’ Star Dies After Tragic Industrial Machine Accident
Unfortunately, Thomas’ body somehow got caught in the industrial machine, which is reportedly being described as an “automatic conveyer belt” type machine. The machine “did not stop” after the singing competition alumni got stuck on the belt. After the incident, Wells was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Thomas Well’s wife says the singer was actually airlifted to a larger hospital in Tyler, Texas hoping that specialists inside the facility would be able to help him. The singer died from his wounds on November 13, 2021.
Thomas Wells’ Wife: He Always Had A ‘Smile On His Face’
The musician originally made his debut on ‘X Factor’ in 2011, and went on to appear on ‘The Voice,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and ‘The Winner Is.’ According to auditions, the singer is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who started his singing career in a local choir. At the time, he worked as an employee inside a food manufacturing factory.
A funeral was held for the singing competition star on November 20, following a wake on November 19. He is survived by his parents Ricky and Rosemary Dean, and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brandi and Robert Williams.
Thomas’ wife — Jessica — issued a statement following his death, saying she is “remembering him as a unique person who always had a smile on his face and tried to make people laugh,” adding, “He would sometimes bust out singing and didn’t mind the spotlight.”