Iconic house music vocalist Kim English has died.
The Chicago singer’s label Nervous Records confirmed the news earlier today (April 3).
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing tonight of Kim English,” the Facebook post reads. “Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognised as all-time classics in the house music genre.”
They added: “She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance and also celebrate the joys of God and religion.”
The New York label concluded by saying that more details will follow tomorrow (April 4). You can read the full statement below.
English, who began her career as a gospel singer, was well known for her classic house track, ‘Learn 2 Luv’. She also had eight Number 1 tracks in the US Club/Dance Charts, including ‘Missing You’ (2000) and ‘Unspeakable Joy’ (1999).
Paul Woolford, who collaborated with the singer in 2018, paid tribute on Twitter – hailing her as “incredible”.
“I have been absolutely in awe of her voice since she started to release music in the 90s,” he posted. “It was a dream to be able to work with her in any context one day, and I felt honoured that we made it happen last year. You are irreplaceable. Rest In Peace.”
See that tweet and more tributes below: