Singer Cat Janice, who created viral TikTok song for her son, dies aged 31
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 29
Cat Janice went viral for a TikTok song penned for her seven-year-old son (Picture: Instagram)

Musician Cat Janice, who was behind the song Dance You Outta My Head, has died aged 31 from .

Janice blew up on social media when she revealed she had transferred all the rights to her music to her son Loren, seven, to help him financially after her death.

She died today (Wednesday, February 28) a statement posted by her family on her Instagram account announced, two years after being diagnosed with sarcoma, cancer of the bone or tissue.

They wrote: ‘This morning, from her childhood home and surrounded by her loving family, Catherine peacefully entered the light and love of her heavenly creator.

‘We are eternally thankful for the outpouring of love that Catherine and our family have received over the past few months.

‘Cat saw her music go places she never expected and rests in the peace of knowing that she will continue to provide for her son through her music. This would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you.’

Her family said that her brother would be memorialising her Instagram page and would also ‘manage all operations surrounding Cat’s music, merchandise, and public relations.’

Hinting that more of Cat’s music will be released posthumously, they added: ‘Per Cat’s request, there is some more art that she wants to share too. All in due time.’

Tributes have been pouring in on the comment section, with Jane Sibett sharing: ‘Love to Cat for her journey to her perfection. Peace to Cat’s family for every bit of this new path of feeling her all around them as music to a heart. And grace to the community who understands the preciousness of this life and dances to make it better in every moment.’

Janice revealed she had transferred the rights to her music to her son (Picture: TikTok)

Jillisa Lynn added: ‘ Rest peacefully in your power queen🙏🏼 Amennnn so beautiful written! YOU will forever be cherished in this world, your light and family are so precious and may you and God guide them from here 🕊️ we are all dancing with you 👑 🙏🏼 healing hugs to family ❤️‍🩹.’

‘She looks so angelic in this photo. I have never cried for someone that I don’t know like I have cried for Cat. She definitely left her mark on this Earth. And for those that continue to fight this terrible disease like myself. Let’s continue to fight to live another day for Cat. May you rest in heavenly peace 🙏,’ Elizabeth Robles wrote.

After being diagnosed with sarcoma in 2022 when she found a lump in her neck, Janice, from Washington DC, underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Janice continued to make music while receiving treatment (Picture: Instagram)

Several months later, on July 22, 2022, she was declared cancer-free, but sadly later the cancer returned, this time in her lungs.

In January, she entered a hospice for palliative care, she told at the time.

On her heartbreaking final post on Instagram, Janice said: ‘The past few weeks have been so hard for me.

‘I’m unable to walk, trapped in my body. It’s been emotionally the most difficult thing I’ve had to go through.’

Speaking previously about her viral hit Dance You Outta My Head to People, she said: ‘The idea for the song, Dance You Outta My Head came about last spring.’

The social media star added that she and Loren were ‘bopping around in the car’ and enjoying the warm weather through the windows when inspiration struck.

Janice continued: ‘We came up with some fun lyrics and a little ditty.

‘I song banked it and made a little voice note of it and as time went on, we would bounce around in the car to it every now and then.’

Janice didn’t finish the song until she entered a songwriting competition, where she said she met Tony Award-nominated lyricist and composer Max Vernon According to the .

The pair decided to collaborate to complete the song and won the competition.