Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to Justin Timberlake and the family of his longtime back up singer and fellow musician Nicole Hurst following her recent passing!
Justin took to his social media to pay tribute to the vocalist within a lengthy post earlier this month that read, “My heart is so heavy. 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.”
Justin often referred to Nicole, 39 as his sister. “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. Nicole, it’s not enough to say that I am going to miss you dearly.”
“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. 💔“
Though the cause of Nicole’s death is unknown, reports from Fox News indicate that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2013. She went into remission in 2015, unfortunately she then revealed on social media the cancer returned in August of 2019.
“These pictures aren’t throwbacks from 2014, but from this year, literally from the 2nd day in January when my world was once again completely flipped upside down,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “What was discovered was not a cancer recurrence, but breast cancer that somehow found it’s way to my brain, forcing me to pull the emergency brake on my life and sent me immediately into whole brain radiation treatment to destroy everything that was trying to destroy me.”