The sad story behind Alexandra Burke's feud with her late mum - as she posts heartbreaking tweet. The Strictly Come Dancing star, 28, vowed to continue with the entertainment show in tribute to her late mum… Melissa Bell, Soul II Soul singer and mother of X Factor star Alexandra Burke, has died.
ALEXANDRA Burke has announced the death of her mum Melissa, aged just 53. Alexandra with her mum, who died in August 2017. Her mother was a soul and R&B singer, and featured as a singer in the band Soul II Soul.She is of Dougla, Afro-Jamaican, and Irish descent. Alexandra Burke announces Soul II Soul star mum Melissa Bell, 53, is dead The singer told fans she would continue with Strictly Come Dancing in tribute to her mum By Dan Cain Alexandra Burke was born in Islington, London on 25 August 1988, daughter of David Burke (born 1954) and Melissa Bell (5 March 1964 – 28 August 2017). In 1996 she left Soul II Soul to embark on a solo career and she released four singles in 1997.

[citation needed]Burke has four siblings, Sheneice, David Jr, Aaron and Jahzeel. The mother of X Factor star Alexandra Burke, Melissa Bell, has died, her family has announced. ... a member of Grammy-winning band Soul II Soul - … Bell enjoyed a long career in music, singing lead vocals for Grammy-winning act Soul II Soul. her family has said in a statement. Alexandra Burke has reflected on the moment her mother Melissa Bell passed away on Wednesday's Loose Women. Share The singer had joined the Strictly Come Dancing line-up when her mum … Alexandra Burke announces her mother, Soul II Soul singer Melissa Bell, has died at the age of 53 ALEXANDRA Burke has announced the devastating news her mum has died. Bell, understood to have been aged 53, …