Houston singer Nicole Hurst passes away

Houston singer Nicole Hurst passes after years-long cancer battle

Nicole Hurst, a Houston singer known for her work with multiple superstars, has died after a years-long battle with breast cancer.

She worked as a backup vocalist with Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson among others.

“My heart is so heavy,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram on Friday, Aug. 6, alongside photos and videos of Hurst.

“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.”

He concluded his tribute by adding, “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!”