Charmayne Maxwell of Brownstone Falls, Dies In Freak Accident

Charmayne Maxwell of Brownstone Falls, Dies In Freak Accident
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Broken Glass Crispin Semmens Charmayne Maxwell of Brownstone Falls, Dies In Freak Accident
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R&B singer of the 1990’s, Charmayne Maxwell, has died in a freak accident on Friday after falling on broken glass.


Maxwell, 46, was at her home in Los Angeles the day of the accident, Courtney Barnes told The Associated Press. She fell on a drinking glass and cut her throat.

When her husband Carsten Schack discovered her wounded, he called 911. Maxwell was rushed to the hospital but it was too late, Barnes said.

Her brother, Brandon Maxwell, broke the news on Twitter last Saturday. He was grief-stricken while announcing the news. Fellow Brownstone member Teisha Brown quickly posted a follow-up tweet.

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There were rumors of suicide, but the report was vehemently contradicted by Brand Maxwell, who said, “Some people are so dumb. This is just BS,” he wrote.

Since no one was present at the time of Maxwell’s death, words ripe from the media and social media point to possible suicide. TMZ reported on Sunday evening that “LAPD went to the home … and tell us it was a broken wine glass that cut Charmayne’s neck. Detectives do not suspect foul play.”

Schack and their 11-year old son, Nicolaj Hojer, made no comments about possible foul play. They only expressed their grief by Maxwell’s sudden and tragic death. Maxwell’s husband and son, in a terse statement, pointed out how much of a devoted wife and mother she was.

“We miss her so much,” according to the statement coming from them.

The R&B trio Brownstone signed to MJJ Music, Michael Jackson’s label, with their debut album in 1995. The album had the Grammy-nominated “If You Love Me.” Their other hits included “Grapevyne.”