Sad news in the world of music this week: Charmayne Maxwell, from the '90s R&B girl group Brownstone, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28. She was 46. Although her brother, Brandon, announced the news on Twitter over the weekend, he didn't say what caused her death. According to Us Weekly, Maxwell is survived by her husband, Carsten Soulshock, and their son.
Despite the fact that no cause of death has been confirmed, TMZ reports that it may have been the result of a "freak accident" where Maxwell fell on a piece of glass that cut her neck after coming home from her son's soccer game. Later, her husband later found her bleeding, and by the time paramedics had transported Maxwell to Cedars Sinai Hospital, she had unfortunately lost too much blood to survive.
Maxwell, alongside Monica Doby and Nichole Gilbert, released their first album in 1994, including their lead single, "If You Love Me," which brought the group so much popularity it earned them a 1995 Grammy nomination. Their debut album, From The Bottom Up, went platinum in the U.S. The group later split up in 1998.
On Sunday, Maxwell's brother turned to social media to post a tribute to his sister.