House Music Icon Kim English Dies At 48
House music icon Kim English died Tuesday at 48.
The singer had suffered kidney failure for years and was waiting for a transplant, according to her manager Vickie Markusic
“Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognized as all-time classics in the house music genre,” read a message on the Facebook page of her label, Nervous Records. “She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance.
English had eight No. 1 dance tracks including “Unspeakable Joy,” “Missing You” and “Treat Me Right.”
The Chicago native is survived by her son Christopher, her parents, and three brothers.
Kim English was incredible. I have been absolutely in awe of her voice since she started to release music in the 90s. It was a dream to be able to work with her in any context one day, and I felt honoured that we made it happen last year. You are irreplaceable. Rest In Peace.— Paul Woolford (@PaulWoolford) April 3, 2019
I am heartbroken to hear the amazingly talented Kim English has sadly passed away, she was an iconic voice in House Music and a key member of the @NERVOUSRECORDS family. I was blessed to be able to write the song 'Tomorrow' for her. Let her spirit continue to shine bright, RIP x pic.twitter.com/2XSfHuexlQ— Todd Edwards (@toddedwards3000) April 3, 2019
#KimEnglish will be remembered as the voice along with @ultranatemusic, that paved the way for female vocalists in contemporary house music scene. Highly spiritualized & energetic lyrics, we acnowledge her as a true #house music icon. RIP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3MMO8coHIW— Héctor A. (@GrinchEtor) April 4, 2019
RIP #KimEnglish, my colleague in dance music, a truly accomplished vocalist and songwriter whose passing will come as a great shock to so many of her fans around the world who have been touched by the soul and power in her music! @NERVOUSRECORDS #RIPKimEnglish #NervousRecords 😢 pic.twitter.com/8kiiza0sEj— PEYTON (@Peytonsmusic) April 3, 2019