R&B singer Jewell Caples, also known as The First Lady of Records on Death Rowdied at the age of 53.
She was a highly respected musician who, during her time with 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre worked Sue Knight‘s former label.
Reggie Wright Jr., the label’s former head of security, told Vibe Magazine that Ms. Caples died at 5 a.m. on Friday
Her cause of death was not disclosed at the time of writing this report; However, the late singer has recently opened up about her health concerns.
Jewell Caples spoke about a recent health crisis
Caples’ untimely death comes about six weeks after she spent over a week in the hospital and nearly died. The late singer announced this in an Instagram post.
She also said she had eight pounds of fluid in her heart, lungs and legs.
“Beware all unbelievers. I was hospitalized on March 2, 2022. Discharged March 5, 2022, I went home with 8 pounds of fluid on my heart, lungs and legs! Returned to the hospital from March 16 to date March 21, 2022,” she wrote, continuing:
“I almost died! Should be flown to another facility. GOD reversed my symptoms and prolonged 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!”
A week before her death on April 28, she promoted her podcast on Instagram.
“The Jewell 💋 Xperience Broadcast/Podcast This Thursday, 04/28/2022 and every following Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 Idaho time 2:30 – 3:30 LA time On YouTube 😃see you soon.”
Honors pour out for Jewell Caples
Born in Chicago, Caples got her first break adding vocals to NWA records before signing with Death Row Records in 1992 before departing in 1996.
During her career, she steered vocals on albums such as Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle and Mark Wahlberg’s (Marky Mark) Life in the Streets.
Caples had the most successful solo song of her career with her cover of Shirley Brown’s Woman to Woman, which peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 20 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
She also appeared on 2Pac’s All Eyez on Me album on the track Thug Passion and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s second album, Creepin on ah Come Up.
When news of her death broke, several tributes were poured in for the late singer.
A fan shared one of Jewel’s songs as she reminisced about her career.
A Twitter user praised Caples for her vocal performance on Tupac’s records.
Daz Dillinger, a former Death Row artist, paid tribute to Jewell.
Jewell is survived by her three sons: Jawaun, Joel, and JaMell.
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