Paying tribute. Justin Timberlake mourned the demise of his longtime backup singer Nicole Hurst, who died earlier this week.
Timberlake, 40, shared an Instagram gallery of images and movies of the pair, performing and hanging out backstage collectively.
The previous *NSYNC crooner captioned his Friday, August 6, publish, “My coronary heart is so heavy. We misplaced a wonderful soul this week. Nicole lit up each room she walked into. On and off the stage she was a relentless supply of pleasure and positivity.”
Hurst, who died at age 39, was a part of his “Tennessee Youngsters” musical act.
“Some issues really feel so unfair and we’ll by no means perceive why they occur,” the Palmer star continued. “What I do know is that we have been blessed to chuckle together with her, to journey together with her, and to expertise her infectious smile and love for a life stuffed with music.”
He ended his tribute with a message to the late singer: “Nicole, it’s not sufficient to say that I’m going to overlook you dearly. Thanks to your gentle. I’ll do my finest to hold that with me. I like you, my sister. Without end household and eternally a TN Child. 💔”
The backup vocalist’s explanation for demise is unconfirmed presently.
She was beforehand recognized with breast most cancers at age 31 in 2013. “I used to be recognized with Stage 2 triple-positive breast most cancers,” Kelly Clarkson’s former background vocalist defined to ABC13 in Houston in October 2015. “I feel considered one of my first ideas was, am I going to die?”
The Houston native advised the outlet about her aggressive most cancers on the time. “I had 4 months of chemo adopted by my surgical procedure which I had a mastectomy. Even whereas I used to be on chemotherapy, my tumor doubled in dimension.”
From there, her most cancers escalated to Stage 3, and he or she saved combating. Two years later, she advised the information outlet that she was in remission.
4 years later, Hurst opened up about her most cancers battle in an August 2019 Instagram publish after she discovered a couple of new prognosis earlier that 12 months. Alongside a collection of images from her hospital keep, she captioned it, “For those who can’t inform by now, I’m type of a personal individual. And I’ve been desirous to say one thing for months now, however might by no means discover the proper phrases. These photos aren’t throwbacks from 2014, however from this 12 months, actually from the 2nd day in January when my world was as soon as once more fully flipped the wrong way up.”
She continued within the publish on the time, “What was found was not a most cancers recurrence, however breast most cancers that by some means discovered it’s solution to my mind, forcing me to drag the emergency brake on my life and despatched me instantly into complete mind radiation therapy to destroy every little thing that was making an attempt to destroy me. … My battle isn’t over but, and I don’t know what the longer term holds…actually none of us do. However I do know by the grace of God, together with the unrelenting assist from my unimaginable household and associates, I’m combating this thang with every little thing in me, and thus far I’m successful trigger I’m nonetheless right here!💪🏽”
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