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Nicole Hurst

Nicole Hurst

Nicole Hurst

This weekend the typically private Justin Timberlake took to social media to reveal one of his longtime background vocalists had died. Singer Nicole Hurst passed away at 39 from a long battle with breast cancer.

Battle

Nicole Hurst, a backup singer with a powerful voice who worked with a ton of famous musicians including Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars recently passed away after an extended battle with cancer. She was just thirty-eight years old, and in the time since her passing, the tributes from those touched by her life have started to pour in. One of those is from Justin Timberlake. The pop star worked with Hurst extensively during his career and featured her prominently in many of his concerts. He paid tribute to her in a very touching post earlier this week.

Justin Timberlake is paying tribute to his late backup singer Nicole Hurst, who recently died at the age of 39. Hurst, who has also performed onstage with Kelly Clarkson and Janet Jackson, passed away after battling cancer on and off for eight years, although the official cause of death was not made public. "My heart is so heavy," Timberlake wrote on Instagram, alongside photos and videos of Hurst. "We lost a beautiful soul. Nicole lit up every room she walked into. On and off the stage she was a constant source of joy and positivity. Some things feel so unfair and we will never understand why they happen. What I do know is that we were blessed to laugh with her, to travel with her, and to experience her infectious smile and love for a life filled with music." In his post, Timberlake included a video of Hurst taking center stage at one of his concerts with a solo performance of Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor, with him accompanying her on guitar. Hurst was diagnosed with stage 2 triple positive breast cancer in July 2013. (Source: magtheweekly.com)

 

 

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