Jason Phillips, 33, is shot several times in South East London...

Brit soul singer MICA PARIS was in mourning last night following the murder of her brother, JASON PHILLIPS.

Police have confirmed that Phillips, 33, was shot several times on February 15 in Croydon, South East London. Although details concerning the murder are scant, it is believed that police are seeking the driver of a blue VW Golf in connection with the incident.

Mica rose to prominence in the late ’80s when, at the age of 17 she scored her first UK hit with ‘My One Temptation’ which emerged from her critically acclaimed album ‘So Good’. Since then, Paris became known as the Queen of UK street soul, collaborating with Omar, Ray Hayden and Prince, who wrote the song ‘If I Love You Tonite’ especially for the star.

Mica’s latest album was ‘Black Angel’ (Cooltempo/EMI), which was preceded by the her cover of U2’s classic ‘One’.