How did Andrea Martin die? Grammy-winning R&B singer, 49, wrote for Toni Braxton

Singer-songwriter Andrea Martin's died aged 49, according to an update on her personal Instagram account


                            How did Andrea Martin die? Grammy-winning R&B singer, 49, wrote for Toni Braxton
Recording artist Andrea Martin has died aged 49 (Photo by Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
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Grammy award-winning R&B singer Andrea Martin has died at 49. The news came late in the evening on September 27 through a story on her Instagram page. "It's with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin also known as 'Annie'," an excerpt from the story read. 

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How did Andrea Martin die?

The update on Andrea Martin's story continued, "Andrea will always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends. Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime. We thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion, and understanding during this time. Please limit calls as we are trying to finalize arrangements at this time. Once finalized we will be sure to post arrangements. Forever a legend April 14-September 27." Her cause of death is yet to be determined. 

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Andrea Martin's music career took off in 1998 after she released her debut album 'The Best of Me' with Arista records. Throughout her career, she was lauded not just for her songs which made it to the Billboard Dance and Billboard Hot 100 charts, but also for her songwriting. She wrote songs for Monica, Leona Lewis, En Vogue, Melanie Fiona, Shayne Ward, Angie Stone and many more. 

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Fans bid adieu to 'one of the greatest R&B songwriters'

"Sad news to hear beautiful and talented singer-songwriter Andrea Martin has tragically died so young (April 14, 1972 - September 27, 2021). Andrea wrote hit songs for an impressive plethora of RnB artists including En Vogue, SWV, Adina Howard, and Toni Braxton. May she RIP," a user tweeted. "Andrea Martin was the best!" tweeted another. "RIP Andrea Martin. Honored to have made music with you, thank you for believing in me. You will be missed," a fellow musician who worked with Martin tweeted. 

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"Waking up to the sad news of Andrea Martin's passing. What a talented singer/songwriter/producer she was. Her '98 album The Best of Me carried me through my first heartbreak & my many other ones. Breaking of My Heart and Dear Lord are all-time faves. Ngibuhlungu nga LaMartin," a tweet read. "RIP to Andrea Martin. Literally wrote one of my favorite songs of all time," expressed another fan. 

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