Charmayne Maxwell, Brownstone Singer, Dies From Fall
Sad news to report in the R&B community. Charmayne Maxwell, a singer from the ‘90's R&B group Brownstone, has died after a mysterious fall.
Details are scarce, but according to TMZ, Maxwell apparently died in her Los Angeles home on Friday (Feb. 27) when she fell and cut her neck on a wine glass. Her husband, Danish producer Carsten “Soulshock” Schack, came home and discovered an unconscious Maxwell on the floor bleeding but still having a pulse. He immediately called 911 where paramedics rushed her to Cedars Sinai Hospital. She died while in route to the hospital.
Although no additional information on how Maxwell exactly died was provided, investigator do not suspect foul play. However, other media outlets have conflicting stories of how she passed away as well. According to the Daily Mail, Maxwell died while at a soccer game in Los Angeles.
Upon hearing the news of Maxwell’s death, fellow Brownstone singer Teisha Brown went on Instagram to share a photo of the trio singing together on stage. “I just need to be by you 1 more time on stage MAX! #BROWNSTONE #FOREVER R.I.H. I miss you already!! My heart is so heavy. I LOVE YOU SISTER!!” she wrote.
Maxwell’s brother, Brandon, mourn his sister’s death on Twitter, tweeting, “R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell. I can't even believe I'm typing this right now.”
Brownstone was a popular R&B female trio who were signed to Michael Jackson's MJJ Music label back in the mid-’90s. In 1995, they released their debut album, From the Bottom Up, which garnered two Top 10 R&B hits: "If You Love Me" and “Grapevyne.” The former song earned them a Billboard Music Award and a Grammy nomination.
Maxwell was married to Soulshock for 20 years. They met when Michael Jackson hired the famed producer to create music with Brownstone. She leaves behind a son, Nicolaj, with Soulshock.
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