'Brownstone' Singer Charmayne Maxwell Died in Freak Accident, Survived by Husband & Son
Charmayne Maxwell rose to fame as one-third of the ‘90s girl group Brownstone. Sadly, she died after a grisly accident in her home in 2015, leaving behind her husband after two decades together, and their teenage son.
Charmayne Maxwell was the victim of a series of unfortunate events that led to her tragic demise in March 2015. And although many people wondered if her death was indeed an accident, police confirmed that there was no foul play after sweeping the scene.
THE DEATHLY ACCIDENT
According to reports, Maxwell was home alone and drinking some wine when she fell backward in a doorway in between her the house and the back backyard. She was holding a glass.
Everything seemed to indicate that as she fell, and the glass shattered on the floor, the shreds of glass punctured the back of her neck in two different places. She also had an injury on the back of her head, so she was probably left unconscious as she bled.
It was her husband, Danish producer Carsten "Soulshock" Schack, who found the gruesome scene and rushed Maxwell to the hospital. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police interrogated Schack and Maxwell’s family members, but there was no history of domestic violence or any other sign that the singer’s death was inflicted.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS’ REACT
Maxwell’s brother Brandon was the first to confirm the news on Twitter.
"R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell. I can't even believe I'm typing this right now,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to E! News.
And added, "Bad things happened to the most innocent people. My sister died in the most terrible way, and I'm in so much pain right now. I can't stop shaking."
Fellow Brownstone member Teisha Brown also shared her condolences online, saying:
"I just need to be by you 1 more time on stage MAX!" she captioned on Instagram. "#Brownstone #Forever R.I.H. I miss you already!! My heart is so heavy. I LOVE YOU SISTER!!"
BROWNSTONE, SUCCESS, AND LOVE
Brownstone was the first group to be signed on Michael Jackson’s Epic-distributed label imprint, MJJ Music. Maxwell formed the R&B act alongside Monica "Mimi" Doby and Nicole "Nicci" Gilbert, and
Together, they earned a Grammy-Award nomination for the 1994 single "If You Love Me” and released other hit songs like "Grapevine," "Pass the Lovin" and a cover of the Eagles' "I Can't Tell You Why."
Maxwell and Schack met when he was hired to work on the group’s album and had been together for over two decades although the exact date of their marriage is unknown.
KEEPING HER MEMORY ALIVE
The couple had a son, Nicolaj Hojer, who is now a handsome 15-year-old who seems to have inherited his parents’ passion for music and can already play the guitar.
Both Nicolaj and her father made sure always to remember Charmayne.
On Mother’s Day, Schack shared a heartwarming photo of Nicolaj sitting alongside his mom’s grave on a sunny day and added in the caption: “Happy Mother’s Day ... treasure your family.”