Britain's Got Talent singer from B-Positive Choir dies after stabbing in London

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A singer from Britain's Got Talent's B-Positive Choir has tragically been found dead in her flat.

Simonne Kerr appeared on this year's series as part of the inspiring music group, who made it through to the final.

Sadly, the 31-year-old tragically passed away this week from a knife wound.

A man has been charged with her murder and will appear in court later this month.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called on Wednesday, 15 August at 12:38hrs to a report of a stabbing at a residential address in Grayshott Road, SW11.

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"Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

"A woman, aged 31, was found with a stab injury. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 13:41hrs."

They added today: "A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Wandsworth.

"He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on 17 August.

"While formal identification awaits, police are confident that the victim is 31-year-old Simonne Samantha Kerr, originally from Wembley."

The B-Positive Choir was put together by the NHS Blood and Transplant unit to encourage the public to give blood.

All of the members either suffer from, or know someone who suffers from sickle cell disease.

During her time on the show, Simonne opened up about the personal loss that caused her to join the choir.

She spoke to the Daily Mirror about how her son Kavele sadly passed away from complications of sickle cell disease in 2015.

In an interview to the newspaper, Simonne said: "When I'm with the choir, I look either side of me and see new friends who have been affected by the same disease which took Kavele.

"They know the physical and emotional pain of it. We support each other and there's a real family vibe. When we sing, we don't just rattle through a song. We sing with real feeling that comes from the bottom of our souls."

She added: "Singing can be such an uplifting experience so joining the B Positive choir seemed the obvious way to raise awareness of the urgent need for more young and black people to give blood while doing something positive and motivational."

In their audition, B-Positive Choir's "soulful, honest, authentic" performance of Andra Day's 'Rise Up' triggered tears from Amanda, who explained: "I found the whole thing really moving because blood donors saved my life."

When I’m with the choir, I look either side of me and see new friends who have been affected by the same disease which took Kavele.”

For more information on how to donate blood, see the Official Give Blood website.

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