HOLLYWOOD—Singer Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell died on February 28 at the age of 46. Maxwell was a member of the 90s music group Brownstone.
Her brother Brandon Maxwell confirmed the news of her tragic and sudden death via Twitter. He wrote, “R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell. I can’t even believe I’m typing this right now..”
He continued, “Bad things happened to the most innocent people. My sister died in the most terrible way and I’m in so much pain right now.”
Brandon also took to Instagram, “R.I.P to my beautiful sister Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell. I’m so devasted because you deserved to stay on this earth much longer. You had such an amazing talent and you went really far with your singing career. I felt so inspired from you and it gave me motivation to become the best performer I could be. I love you so much sis, I’m so grateful I was able to have you in my life.”
He shared a link of a website alleging that his sister’s death was due to suicide via Twitter. He added, “People are so dumb. This is actually BS..”
Teisha Brown, a fellow Brownstone member, shared several photos of their group via Instagram. “I just need to be by you 1 more time on stage MAX,” she captioned a photo of the group performing together on stage. “#BROWNSTONE #FOREVER R.I.H. I miss you already!! My heart is so heavy. I LOVE YOU SISTER!!”
The cause of Charmayne’s death remains unknown. She is survived by her husband, producer Carsten Soulshock, and their son.