The Chicago-born singer-songwriter passed away last night (2 April).
News of her death has been confirmed by New York label Nervous Records. The online statement reads: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing tonight of Kim English.”
“Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognised as all-time classics in the house music genre. She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance and also celebrate the joys of God and religion.” Read the full statement below.
The house music vocalist for known for hits such as Nite Life and Learn 2 Luv, and she collaborated with artists such as Masters At Work, Mood II Swing and François K. Her two albums, Higher Things and My Destiny, were released via Nervous Records.
Artists and collaborators have paid tribute to the singer online. Read them below.
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
Just heard the sad news that Kim English has passed away. Her releases never left my box through the 90’s. Nite Life, Learn 2 Love and Supernatural, amongst others, are House classics. My thoughts & love to all @NERVOUSRECORDS & NY House fam. https://t.co/PZuELzIdYJ
— Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) April 3, 2019
Wow and wow i’m so sorry to hear this.
My God please send the angels to comfort her family and may her souls REST IN PEACE. amen
HOUSE DIVA ….. KIM ENGLISH “NERVOUS RECORDS QUEEN! https://t.co/ue1dlwLjn7
— Barbara Tucker (@imbarbaratucker) April 3, 2019
Sadden to hear of the passing of singer Kim English
What a beautiful voice gone too soon
RIH Kim..Condolences to the family.https://t.co/o84U4ErwnZ
— CeCe Rogers (@cecerogers) April 3, 2019
Farewell, Kim English https://t.co/eBxApsltts
— Finn Johannsen (@FinnJohannsen) April 3, 2019