R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell, who also was known as Maxee, died Friday night under mysterious circumstances.
Maxwell was at her home in Los Angeles on Friday night, following her son’s soccer game, when she fell and her throat was cut by shards of a broken wine glass.
The former Brownstone singer’s husband, Danish music producer Carsten “Soulshock” Schack, found her bleeding out on the floor in their LA home.
Her husband found Charmayne bleeding profusely from her neck, but she still reportedly had a pulse. She was pronounced dead en route to Cedars Sinai hospital in the ambulance.
Investigators believe Charmayne fell backward at the doorway between the house and patio while holding a wine glass.
The wine glass shattered on the ground behind her head and the shards of glass punctured the back of her neck in two places. We’re told there was an injury to the back of her head, and it’s possible she was knocked unconscious.
Maxwell’s brother Brandon Maxwell confirmed the death on Twitter Saturday, lamenting her “terrible” passing.
“R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell,” he wrote. “I can’t even believe I’m typing this right now.”
He added a second Tweet: “Bad things happened to the most innocent people. My sister died in the most terrible way and I’m in so much pain right now.”
Maxwell is survived by Schack and her 11-year-old son, Nicolaj Hojer.
Charmayne’s husband, Carsten, released a statement regarding her death.
The statement reads:
“Words can not express how devastated we are at the sudden and tragic loss of our dear Maxee. She was the center of our world as a devoted mother and wife. We miss her so much. We would like to thank everyone who has been there for us and expressed your condolences. They have given us comfort over these incredibly difficult days. We would appreciate privacy during this most difficult time.”
The R&B trio Brownstone was signed to Michael Jackson’s label imprint, MJJ Music. They made their debut in 1995 with “If You Love Me,” which was nominated for a Grammy.