The world has lost a rising talent.

Thomas WellsThe winner of the competition was The X Factor among other reality shows, died on November 13, his wife Jessica WellsHe wrote it on Facebook. He was 46.

“I feel like it’s not real but I know it is,” she shared in a heart-wrenching videotaped at his gravesite. “He was my friend.”

Jessica told TMZ that Thomas died in an accident at the Oklahoma tire factory he was employed at. Reports the outlet that Thomas died while working at a tire manufacturing plant in Oklahoma. A portion of Thomas’ body was caught in an automatic conveyor belt.

She said that “he was rapidly deteriorating.” The lack of oxygen was making his brain shut down, and his organs were not functioning correctly. There was also something in his stomach that wasn’t right and it had this strange smell. It’s difficult to understand. Although it wasn’t overwhelming at all, you could sense something was going on. He was experiencing rapid drops in blood pressure.