Justin Timberlake is paying tribute to his late backup singer Nicole Hurst, who lately died at age 39.
Hurst, who has additionally carried out onstage with Kelly Clarkson and Janet Jackson, handed away after battling most cancers on and off for eight years, though the official reason for loss of life was not made public.
“My coronary heart is so heavy,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram on Friday, Aug. 6, alongside images and movies of Hurst. “We misplaced a gorgeous 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. Some issues really feel so unfair and we are going to by no means perceive why they occur. What I do know is that we had been blessed to giggle together with her, to journey together with her, and to expertise her infectious smile and love for a life full of music.”
In his put up, Timberlake included a video of Hurst taking heart stage at certainly one of his concert events with a solo efficiency of Lauryn Hill‘s “Ex-Issue,” with himself accompanying her on guitar. In one other clip, she says of the pop star, “my bro over right here” picked out the tune, which he included in his set lists in his 2018 Man of the Woods tour.