R&B Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dies At 46
Sad news for R&B fans. Brownstone singer Charmayne Maxwell has died at only 46-years-old in what appears to be a freak accident.
According to TMZ reports:
Charmayne Maxwell — part of the 90s R&B group Brownstone — died Friday night in L.A. after her husband found her bleeding from a cut to her neck … TMZ has learned.
A family member tells us Charmayne had come home from her son’s soccer game, and was home alone with him. Later in the evening … around 9 PM her husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home and found her unconscious and bleeding.
We’re told it looked like Charmayne had fallen and cut her neck on glass … she was bleeding profusely, but still had a pulse. Carsten called 911, and paramedics transported her to Cedars Sinai Hospital … but she had lost too much blood. We’re told she died on the way to the hospital.
LAPD went to the home … and tell us it was a broken wine glass that cut Charmayne’s neck. Detectives do not suspect foul play.
The group — which was on Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music label — had its biggest hit with 1995’s “If You Love Me.” They earned a Billboard Music Award and a Grammy nomination for the song.
Maxwell is survived by her husband of 20 years Carsten Schack and their son Nicolaj. They released the following statement about her death:
Words can not express how devastated we are at the sudden and tragic loss of our dear Maxee. She was the center of our world as a devoted mother and wife. We miss her so much. We would like to thank everyone who has been there for us and expressed your condolences. They have given us comfort over these incredibly difficult days.
We would appreciate privacy during this most difficult time.
Carsten Schack (Producer Soulshock) and Nicolaj Hojer Schack.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.
This has to be one of the most disturbing accidents we’ve ever heard. There were some reports that Maxwell’s death may have been suicide, but that was refuted by her brother on Twitter.
Hit the flip for his full comments.