R&B singer-songwriter Joyce Sims has died, aged 63.
Sims was greatest identified for her hit ‘Come Into My Life’, which reached the highest 10 charts in each the UK and the US. Her first hit, ‘All And All’ reached quantity six within the US dance chart and entered the highest 20 within the UK singles chart.
Sim’s demise was confirmed on social media by relations though no reason for demise was given. NME has reached out to Sims’ representatives for remark.
One among Sims’ sisters, Annette Ramsey wrote on social media: “my coronary heart is damaged” and wrote on Fb: “I’ll at all times bear in mind the glad instances we’ve shared, the love and assist you could have given me is not going to go in useless. I Love you Large Sis RIP.”
One other of her sisters, Debbie Sims Corridor described the late singer as “an attractive soul in and out” who “will actually be missed”.
Occasions organiser CJ Carlos wrote on Fb final night time (October 15): “Having spoken to her quick household tonight, it’s with a heavy coronary heart that i publish this information Joyce Sims has handed away. Joyce was an incredible singer music author who had so many hits within the 80s.
“As most of you realize she was going to be considered one of our USA artist’s in Portugal subsequent Could. My coronary heart goes out to her associate Errol and their youngsters and shut household.”
Amongst these paying tribute at present to Sims included Glad Mondays singer Rowetta and Dave Haslam, who described Sims as “an extremely proficient singer and songwriter”.
You possibly can see a few of the tributes to Sims right here:
RIP Joyce Sims ❤️ pic.twitter.com/deLNRWElZG
— Rowetta🎙 (@Rowetta) October 16, 2022
We’re devastated to move on the information of the demise of R&B music nice Joyce Sims at age 63. A terrific expertise who sang, wrote and performed for us for greater than three a long time https://t.co/FubXJ6ba3w pic.twitter.com/s4jn3uQAZr
— soultracks (@soultrackscom) October 15, 2022
When ‘All and All’ got here on within the 80’s that was a method to make sure a packed dance ground.
As an ex DJ that was my go to tune.
RIP to the legendary Joyce Sims. pic.twitter.com/wdGVMQQZXV
— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) October 16, 2022
Unhappy information this morning. RIP Joyce Sims (August 6, 1959 – October 15, 2022) an extremely proficient singer and songwriter. These songs – what a legacy. https://t.co/bK8djP1fGU pic.twitter.com/7Lv42r8CU8
— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) October 16, 2022
1/2 Very unhappy information to get up to. Soul/R&B singer and songwriter Joyce Sims has handed away she was 63. This was her largest hit ‘Come Into My Life’. https://t.co/SvJyXeDU5Z
— Edward Adoo (@EdwardAdoo) October 16, 2022
Unhappy information. Joyce Sims & Kurtis Mantronik was one of many nice collabs of its period: her lovely songs & achingly open vocals + the irrepressible joie de vivre of his manufacturing. These tunes at all times sounded to me like pet love performed out amid area invaders machines & milkshakes. https://t.co/Q8lErbaBYp
— Pete Paphides (@petepaphides) October 16, 2022
Different hits for Sims included ‘Lifetime Love’, ‘Stroll Away’ and ‘On the lookout for a Love’.
Her music was additionally sampled or lined by many artists, together with Snoop Dogg, Angie Stone and Randy Crawford.
US-born Sims had a loyal UK fanbase and final carried out right here on August 29 when she headlined a present at London’s Jazz Cafe.
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