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Cat Janice, the TikTok Sensation Dies at 31 After Dropping Song

By Orgesta Tolaj


1 March 2024

Cat Janice Dies at 31

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Cat Janice’s track, released from hospice care, touched the hearts of thousands of fans and supporters, showcasing her resilience and passion for her craft. The mother broke headlines when she announced that the song’s royalties would all be left to her son after her passing. TikTokers united left and right and urged everyone to use the song to raise its popularity. And, it definitely worked! However, sadly, Cat Janise died at 31.

Who Is Cat Janice?

Catherine Janice Ipsan, born on Jan. 20, 1993, was raised in a musical family near Washington, D.C. She played violin and piano, influenced by her mother, a radio DJ. Despite studying geology and working as a geospatial analyst, music remained her passion and outlet. Diagnosed with sarcoma in 2022, she shared her journey on TikTok, undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. Her husband, Kyle Higginbotham, described her openness about her battle with cancer, which coincided with her musical pursuits.

Cat Janice Dies at 31
© cat.janice / Instagram

Cat Janice, Mother First, Singer Second

Cat Janice, a 31-year-old singer and songwriter, passed away from sarcoma at her family home in Annandale, Va. Known for her buoyant pop track “Dance You Outta My Head,” released while in hospice, she garnered widespread support online. Despite her battle with cancer, she continued to share her music and experiences, with the song becoming the highlight of her career.

Cat Janice Dies at 31
© cat.janice / Instagram

Ms. Ipsan released “Dance You Outta My Head” on Jan. 19, shortly after entering hospice care. The song gained traction as her health declined, with widespread support from social media users, including celebrities like Jason Derulo.

The Legacy the Song Left Behind

“Dance You Outta My Head” gained popularity on TikTok after Ms. Ipsan urged her followers to stream the song to support her 7-year-old son, Loren, following her death. She dedicated the song to him, changing the rights so that all proceeds would benefit him. The track has been featured in over two million TikTok videos and marked her first entry into the Billboard charts. Despite her uncertain future, she found solace in the song’s success, expressing hope for her story to continue while acknowledging the possibility of it being a remarkable farewell.

Cat Janice Dies at 31
© cat.janice / Instagram

We send our condolences to the deceased family and we pray for the comfort and strength of Catherine Janice Ipsan’s loved ones during this difficult time. May they find solace in cherished memories and the enduring legacy of her music. Our thoughts are with them as they navigate this loss.

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