Jewell Caples, First Lady of Death Row Records, has died aged 53

R&B singer Jewell Caples, also known as “The First Lady of Death Row Records,” has died at the age of 53, Reggie Wright Jr., the label’s former head of security, announced Friday, according to Vibe.

Caples worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Dr. three together Her solo song “Woman To Woman” reached number 72 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1995.

Caples’ cause of death was not released.

The news comes two months after she opened up about her health issues on Instagram.

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Jewell Caples, right, with Snoop Dogg.
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Jewell Caples featuring Tone Loc and Pitbull
Caples with Tone Loc and Pitbull.
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She told fans she was rushed to the hospital on March 2 after doctors found 8 pounds of fluid around her heart, lungs and legs. She was hospitalized again on March 16 for treatment and discharged days later.

“I almost died,” Caples wrote. “Should be flown to another facility. GOD reversed my symptoms and lengthened me with some MERCY! And gave me more time with my family and friends! Thank you JESUS ​​for saving my life again! GOD IS REAL!”

Caples co-wrote and self-published her 2011 memoir, My Blood My Sweat My Tears.

In recent years she has appeared on The Art Of Dialogue YouTube channel to share life stories from her time in the industry.

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