American R&B singer-songwriter Joyce Sims has died aged 63.
The artist, originally from Rochester, New York, was best known for her single “Come Into My Life.” Co-written by Sims and Jamaican producer Kurtis Mantronik, the 1987 single peaked at seven on the UK singles chart and number 10 on the US Billboard R&B chart. It was also very popular in several European countries. Review it below.
Although no cause of death was given, Sims’ death was confirmed on social media by his family. His sister, Annette Ramsey, said her ‘heart was broken’ and wrote on Facebook: ‘I will always remember the happy times we shared, the love and support you have given me will not be wasted. . I love you Big Sis RIP.
Event organizer CJ Carlos said, “After speaking to his immediate family tonight, it is with a heavy heart that I release this news. Joyce Sims has passed away. Joyce was an incredible singer-songwriter who was so successful in the 80s.”
On Twitter, tributes were made across the world of electronic music, some of which you can read below.
Sims was touring England this summer and had a new album in the works – 36 years after his first hit, ‘All And All’, which reached the top 20 on the UK Singles Chart and number six on the US Dance Chart . in 1986.