'90s Singer Dead in Freak Wine Glass Accident

Charmayne Maxwell apparently fell, cut neck on broken glass
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2015 10:09 AM CST
Charmayne Maxwell died in freak accident.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A 1990s R&B singer died in a bizarre accident at her Los Angeles home Friday night. Charmayne Maxwell, a member of the Grammy-nominated group Brownstone, was reportedly home alone with her son after his soccer game; around 9pm, her husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home to find her bleeding and unconscious. She had apparently fallen and sliced her neck on glass; LAPD sources tell TMZ it was a broken wine glass that cut her. She was rushed to a hospital but died en route; foul play is not suspected, but UPI reports that the investigation is ongoing.

Maxwell's brother, Brandon, confirmed her death on Twitter, Us reports. "Bad things happened to the most innocent people. My sister died in the most terrible way and I'm in so much pain right now," he wrote, following that up by slamming rumors that Maxwell committed suicide: "People are so dumb. This is actually BS." Maxwell was 46. Brownstone was best known for its 1995 single "If You Love Me." (Read about 20 more puzzling celebrity deaths.)

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