AceShowbiz - Justin Timberlake is mourning the death of his backup singer Nicole Hurst.
The 40-year-old singer took to Instagram on Friday (06Aug21) to reveal his longtime backup singer Nicole, a member of the Tennessee Kids, has passed away.
Justin said he would "miss (Nicole) dearly" and praised her as a "constant source of joy and positivity."
He wrote, "My heart is so heavy. We lost a beautiful soul this week. Nicole lit up every room she walked into. On and off the stage she was a constant source of joy and positivity."
"Some things feel so unfair and we will never understand why they happen. What I do know is that we were blessed to laugh with her, to travel with her, and to experience her infectious smile and love for a life filled with music. Nicole, it's not enough to say that I am going to miss you dearly. Thank you for your light. I will do my best to carry that with me. I love you, my sister. Forever family and forever a TN Kid. (sic)"
Nicole's cause of death is not yet known.
Back in 2013 she was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple positive breast cancer at the age of 31 and the cancer escalated to Stage 3. However, she revealed in 2015 that her cancer was in remission.