Andrea Martin, R&B singer and songwriter best known for her work with Monica, En Vogue, SWV, and Switch, has passed away at age 49.
Her passing was confirmed yesterday, September 27, via a post on her official Instagram page. No cause of death has been given as of yet.
In a story post on social media yesterday, a statement read: “Dear Family and Friends, it is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin also known as ‘Annie’”.
“Andrea will always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends. Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime,” it continued.
The statement asked that friends and family limit calls during the period of mourning as they “try to finalise arrangements”, adding, “we thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion and understanding during this time.”
The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter previously worked on hits such as SWV’s ‘You’re The One’ and En Vogue’s ‘Don't Let Go' while penning songs for artists such as Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke.
Martin also worked with fellow R&B singer Monica on the 1995 hit track ‘Before You Walk Out Of My Life’. Paying tribute to the late singer, Monica tweeted a snippet of the track today, captioned:
“‘Before You Walk Out Of My Life’ has always had a special place in my heart… Now it has a deeper meaning for the incredibly talented songwriter. Rest well Andrea Martin. We love you always.”
“Before You Walk Out Of My Life” has always had a special place in my heart.. Now it has a deeper meaning for the incredibly talented songwriter. Rest well Andrea Martin. We love you always pic.twitter.com/Y4khjWsXaa— Monica (@MonicaDenise) September 28, 2021
The singer also provided vocals to the 2011 hit Switch track ‘I Still Love You’. "Forever a legend. April 14 - September 27," the Instagram post concluded yesterday.
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