The husband and son of Brownstone member Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell released a statement today (March 2) expressing grief over the R&B star’s untimely death.
“Words can not express how devastated we are at the sudden and tragic loss of our dear Maxee,” said Carsten Schack and son Nicolaj Hojer Schack in a joint statement to BET.com. “She was the center of our world as a devoted mother and wife. We miss her so much. We would like to thank everyone who has been there for us and expressed your condolences. They have given us comfort over these incredibly difficult days.”
The family is requesting “privacy during this most difficult time,” the statement reads.
Maxwell, 46, was killed in a tragic accident at her home in Southern California, last Friday (Feb. 27) evening. It was originally reported that she passed away overseas. Per a TMZ report, she fell backwards out of a doorway with a glass of wine in hand. The glass shattered and cut Maxwell in the neck as she hit the ground.
Although alcohol may have been a factor, authorities have yet to determine what caused the fall. An autopsy and toxicology test is expected to return an official cause of death.
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