R&B singer Jewell Caples, aka “The First Lady of Death Row Records,” has died at age 53, Reggie Wright Jr., the label’s former chief security officer, announced Friday, according to Vibe.
Caples worked with artists like Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Dr. Dre during his time with the label. Her solo song “Woman To Woman” reached No. 72 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1995.
Caples’ cause of death has not been made public.
The news comes two months after she opened up about her health issues on Instagram.
She told fans she was hospitalized on March 2 after doctors found 8 pounds of fluid around her heart, lungs and legs. She was readmitted to hospital for treatment on March 16 and released a few days later.
“I almost died,” Caples wrote. “Was supposed to be airlifted to another facility. GOD reverse my symptoms grant me GRACE! And gave me more time with my family and friends! Thank you JESUS for saving my life again! GOD IS REAL!”
Caples co-wrote and self-published his memoir “My Blood My Sweat My Tears” in 2011.
In recent years, she has appeared on YouTube channel The Art Of Dialogue to tell life stories from her days in the industry.