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Melissa Bell of Soul II Soul has passed away

The Grammy nominated singer was 53 years old

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 29 August 2017

Melissa Bell, former vocalist of famed UK music group Soul II Soul, has passed away at the age of 53.

Bell's daughter, Alexandra Burke, confirmed her mother's death via Twitter in a heartfelt post, remembering "her unconditional love, support, charisma, strength and courage throughout her life".

The late artist toured and recorded with Soul II Soul from 1993 to 1995 and left the group in 1999 to pursue a solo career. Bell famously sang on Soul II Soul's hit tracks 'Wish' and 'Be A Man'.

No further details have been given on the musician's passing.

Sydney is Mixmag's US Digital Content Editor. Follow her on Twitter here

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