I am sad to learn that Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell of the 90’s R&B group Brownstone has been reported dead.
BE Magazine, which is based out of Atlanta, GA, posted an image on Instagram expressing their condolences early this morning.
The popular group was best known for their hit song “If You Love Me” and “Grapevyne.”
“Maxee” was well liked throughout the industry. She, Nicci Gilbert, and Monica Doby, (the other two members of the group) had been planning to make a comeback for quite a while.
Back in 2013, the group had announced to V103’s Egypt Sherrod that they were going on tour.
If you’re a 90’s R&B fan like me, then you absolutely LOVED Brownstone in their “hey day.”
Ironically, the singer posted this on her IG page less than a year ago:
As of now, the details surrounding her death are blurry, but some are calling her death a suicide. I will post updates as I receive them.
Charmayne Maxwell of the ’90s R&B group Brownstone has died, TMZ reports. The singer reportedly suffered a fatal fall in Denmark on Saturday.
According to a Danish media outlet, Maxwell was attending a soccer game when she fell. Her death has been described as an “accident,” though according to unnamed sources, family members are looking into whether she committed suicide.
Maxwel’s brother Brandon Maxwell, however, denies rumors that his sister hinted at suicide on Twitter before her death. “People are so dumb. This is actually BS…” he tweeted, with a link to a blog post alleging Maxwell posted a suicide note. He also wrote, “Bad things happen to the most innocent people. My sister died in the most terrible way and I’m in so much pain right now.”
Friends of the singer, known affectionately as “Maxee,” have been reacting to the tragic news on social media. Teisha Brown, Maxwell’s fellow Brownstone member, wrote, “I just need to be by you 1 more time on stage MAX!”