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X-Factor” winner Alexandra Burke broke the news via Twitter that her mother Melissa Bell of Soul II Soul passed away.

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She wrote a heartfelt messages saying, “Our beautiful mother gained her wings on Monday 28th August 2017, a day that has changed our lives forever.”

The singer was only 53 years old and according to Essence had a major success in the early 90’s and later became a solo artist.

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Later she became the leading lady for Soul Explosion.

There hasn’t been any new about how Bell passed, but we are keeping Bell’s family in our thoughts and prayers.

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