Singer Cat Janice Death: Was She Zionist? Obituary, Husband, Son & Net Worth


Late singer Cat Janice with her husband and son

Cat Janice, the late American singer-songwriter, went viral after releasing her song ‘Dance You Outta My Head’ dedicated to her son in January amid her time in hospice care. After battling with a rare form of cancer, she died at 31 on February 28, 2024.

Before her demise, Janice asked her followers to stream her song as it could be the last thing she could do for her son. She later transferred the rights to her music and its proceeds to her school-aged son.

Soon after, the emotional tribute rocketed streams of her song to millions; it charted on iTunes at No. 7 and became her first song to enter the Billboard chart.

However, her music is not the only thing that got her in the eyes of netizens. Amid being on the deathbed, she was accused of being a Zionist.

Get the full story of Jance’s death, battle with cancer, zionist allegations, and her family in this article.

Quick Facts

Name Catherine Janice Ipsan
NicknameCat Janice
Date of BirthJanuary 20, 1993
Place of BirthVirginia, the United States
Death DateFebruary 28, 2024 (at 31)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active2014-2024
Net Worth$500,000
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook

Viral Singer-Songwriter Cat Janice’s Death: Diagnosed With Rare Form Of Cancer

The Robert Allen Award recipient Janice died on February 28, 2024, after losing her battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Born on January 20, 1993, she was 31 at the time of death.

Her family announced her demise at her home in Annandale, Virginia, via her official Instagram account. It read: “This morning, from her childhood home and surrounded by her loving family, Catherine peacefully entered the light and love of her heavenly creator.”

The late singer-songwriter, whose real name is Catherine Janice Ipsan, announced on January 15, 2024, that she entered hospice care on January 10 after having difficulty breathing in the ICU.

Catherine 'Cat' Janice Ipsan died of rare form of cancer at 31 in 2024
Catherine ‘Cat’ Janice Ipsan died of a rare form of cancer at 31 in 2024 (Source: Instagram)

On November 11, 2022, in a TikTok video, Janice shared how she found out about cancer; as the American singer mentioned, she was making a video when she felt a lump in her neck in November 2021.

By March 2022, she realized that the lump was still there and went for a check-up, where she was diagnosed with a rare malignant tumor called sarcoma.

After rounds of chemos and surgery, Cat became cancer-free on July 22, 2022. However, a year later, the cancer returned in May 2023, which she shared on her TikTok in June of that year.

Moreover, in January 2024, as she went home for hospice care, she stated that the cancer was in her lungs, and it nearly tripled overnight.

Her February 19, 2024, TikTok video of dueting to the cover of her song “Dance You Outta My Head” was the last video she made.

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Why Did Cat Janice’s Song ‘Dance You Outta My Head’ Went Viral?

On January 7, 2024, while at the hospital, Cat Janice teased her new song “Dance You Otta My Head” on her TikTok as she shared that cancer had won and wanted to dedicate the song to her seven-year-old son, Loren.

As reported, she transferred all the rights to her music, and the proceeds from her songs would go to her son.

On January 19, one day before her 31st birthday, Janice dropped her last song, “Dance You Otta My Head,” which went viral on social media. It reached No. 1 on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 and entered the Top 10 Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.

Cat Janice with her son
Catherine and her son, Loren (Source: Instagram)

On Spotify, her song has been streamed more than 13.169 million times, while it’s been used in more than two million TikTok videos, according to the Times.

In an interview with People, Catherine said the idea for the viral song about ‘dancing on the edge of disaster’ came during the 2023 spring when she and her son were “bopping in the car.”

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Catherine Janice Was Married: Husband & Children

A couple of months before she died, Catherine married her longtime boyfriend-turned-husband, Kyle Higginbotham. Her beau (now widow), Kyle, is a musician who works for Footwreck.

The duo married on December 28, 2023, at a ceremony in the church where Cat’s parents had exchanged vows. The wedding came four months after the two got engaged onstage in August 2023 during her album release show.

According to the couple’s interview with Districtfray, they met during a music collaboration and fell for each other. The two began dating in August 2021, and after six months of their relationship, Cat was diagnosed with cancer.

A picture from wedding of Cat Janice and her husband, Kyle
A picture from the wedding of Cat Janice and her husband, Kyle (Source: Instagram)

She didn’t share any biological child with her husband, Kyle. Instead, they were parents to her son, Loren (from her past relationship), who inspired many of her songs and gave her strength to fight against cancer.

Throughout her battle journey with cancer until her death, Cat Janice’s husband and her son always remained by her side.

After her demise, her husband, Kyle, took over the custody of Loren and is a legal guardian of her music rights, ensuring her legacy remains instilled in her son.

Marital StatusMarried (until her death)
Children Yes (One)
Husband’s NameKyle Higginbotham
Son’s name Loren

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Why Did Neitizen Accuse Cat Janice of Being A Zionist?

After her song “Dance You Outta My Head” went viral, many were rooting for Janice and supporting her by circulating her tribute music all over social media. In the midst of that, she faced severe allegations of her being a zionist.

In February 2024, some X (now Twitter) users made posts alleging that the now-late singer supported Israel and genocide in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.

An X user with the handle @simoneumba shared a screenshot of Cat’s Instagram account, where she followed the official Instagram pages of the State of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces.

Then, another user (@faeriee_soiree) posted a screenshot of the post from IDF, which paid tribute to fallen soldiers, while another one showcased her liking a post of Hamas receiving a $100 million gift from Iran.

Some even commented that, being a cancer patient herself, she didn’t think of dying cancer patients in Gaza.

On the other, some commented that liking one’s post doesn’t define one’s character. Instead, they questioned the integrity of those who made harsh allegations about a cancer patient.

Another user made a post in support of bedridden Cat Janice and stated that some so-called TikTokers wanted to collect views from trends accusing her of supporting genocide and being a zionist.

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How Much Is Catherine Janice Ipsan’s Net Worth?

Catherine Janice Ipsan had an estimated net worth of $500K at her death. Most of her income came from her music career, which soared thanks to her exposure to platforms like TikTok and YouTube.

A Northern Virginia-born to a former radio DJ mother, she developed a passion for music (playing violin and piano), which transitioned to writing her songs.

Born as one of four children in a musical family, Janice saw immense support from her family members, especially her brother, Cubby Ipsan, a George Mason University graduate who works as a geospatial analyst.

In July 2014, she launched her YouTube channel, Cat Janice, with over 100K subscribers and 4.2 million views. According to Social Blade, her channel has the potential to generate a revenue of $11.8K  –  $188.7K per year.

According to online sources, Cat’s TikTok account (@cat.janice), with over 1.9 million followers, can sum up to $3K per post.

Net Worth$500K
Primary Income SourceSinging career
Supplementary Income SourceYouTube and TikTok

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