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Diane Charlemagne (1964 - 2015)

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Diane Charlemagne (1964 - 2015)

Legendary English vocalist Diane Charlemagne, who was featured on Goldie's 1994 hit "Inner City Life," has died of cancer, according to The Guardian. She was 51.

Charlemagne was the lead singer for Urban Cookie Collective. In 1993, they had a big hit with their track, "The Key the Secret," which peaked at No. 2.

The Manchester-born singer, who toured with Moby’s live band among many others, had continued to record.

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In a series of tweets, Goldie posted: "So she went into the early morning ... God rest her soul #diane what a gifted voice."

He continued: "I can't thank you enough for what you contributed and we will carry on your legacy."

He added: "Love to her family ... #blessed."

In an official statement, Blue Soap Music PR said: "I'm very sorry to have to announce the death of Diane Charlemagne. Diane passed away this afternoon surrounded by her family after losing her brave battle with cancer.

"The release of her last record, "It’s in Your Eyes," featuring Andy Rourke of the Smiths and remixed by Youth, will go ahead on Nov. 20 as planned, with the proceeds going to Diane's family."

Welsh drum 'n' bass producer High Contrast said: "Very sad to hear of Diane Charlemagne's passing, she'll always be the voice of dnb to me, so privileged to have known and worked with her x."

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