Bell was best known for her stint in the Grammy award-winning band, which she joined in 1993. Among her recordings with the band were the singles ‘Wish’ (1993) and 1995’s ‘Be A Man’, but Bell left Soul II Soul in 1995 to pursue a solo career. Bell later had a spell as the lead singer of the band Soul Explosion.
Bell’s daughter Alexandra Burke announced the news of her mother’s passing on social media earlier today (August 29).
The former X Factor winner paid tribute to her late mother, praising her “unconditional love, support, charisma, strength and courage throughout her life.”