Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell of 'If You Love Me' Brownstone R&B Trio Has Died
Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell, a member of the 90s R&B trio Brownstone, best known for single "If You Love Me," died on Friday, Feb. 27 in an accident.
USA Today reported, a representative told the Associated Press that Maxwell was at her home in Los Angeles where she fell and "cut her throat on a drinking glass" last Friday.
Maxwell was married to Danish producer Carsten "Soulshock" Schack. Schack reportedly found Maxwell at home and called 911. Barnes reported that Maxwell later died in the hospital.
The R&B singer left behind her husband and her 11-year-old son Nicolaj Hojer.
In the midst of this tragedy and grieving, fans will likely reminisce on their favorite and most popular Brownstone hits.
A big decade for R&B, Brownstone made their mark in the '90s. "If You Love Me" was one of their most widely popular hits — reaching the top 10 of the pop charts.
According to the Brownstone biography posted on Allmusic, the original trio Monica "Mimi" Doby, Nichole "Nicci" Gilbert and Maxwell formed in 1993 in L.A.
Their debut single "Pass the Lovin," did well on the R&B charts. Two other popular Brownstone singles that did well on the charts are "Grapevyne" and "I Can't Tell You Why". Mimi had to leave the group in 1995 due to health problems and was replaced by Kina Cosper. Brownstone's second album Still Climbing was released in 1997.
In memory of Maxwell, below is the "If You Love Me" video by Brownstone. In '90s fashion, the video features the trio showcasing their vocals, singing directly to the camera declaring:
"If you love me, say it
If you trust me, do it
If you want me, show it
If you need me, prove it..."
Brownstone was signed to Michael Jackson's label imprint, MJJ Music. In a statement reported on USA TODAY, Maxwell's family relayed, "We miss her so much."