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Diane Charlemagne
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2015
Text taken from MEN piece by Rhian Lubin. Photographer unknown.

Tributes have poured in for Inner City Life singer Diane Charlemagne, who passed away on Wednesday after losing a battle with lung cancer.

The Urban Cookie Collective singer, from Moss Side , had a string of top ten hits in the nineties including The Key The Secret.

Blue Soap Music PR posted a statement on Wednesday evening confirming the sad news.

They said: “We’re very sad to announce that Diane Charlemagne lost her brave battle with cancer today. The last track she recorded, ‘It’s In Your Eyes’, featuring Andy Rourke and Simon Wolstencroft, will be released on 20th November and all proceeds from the sale of the track will be donated to her family.

“Diane leaves a huge body of work through her collaborations with the likes of Moby and Goldie, she was the vocalist on his huge hit ‘Inner City Life’, and it’s through this work that her spirit will live on.”

Goldie led tributes to the talented singer on Twitter and posted on Wednesday: “So she went into the early morning... God rest her soul #diane what a gifted voice.
Artefact added : 20th November 2015
by Abigail
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