Simonne Kerr: B Positive choir cancels performance as LuvGospel Festival dedicates evening to her memory
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The B Positive choir will not perform at the LuvGospel festival this Friday after choir member and Wembley campaigner Simonne Kerr was killed at her home in Battersea last week.
The B Positive choir will not perform at the LuvGospel festival this Friday after choir member and Wembley campaigner Simonne Kerr was stabbed to death last week.
Instead, the choir’s director will attend and the evening will be dedicated to Simonne’s memory.
Desmond Sylva, 40, appeared in court on Friday charged with stabbing the 31-year-old nurse on Wednesday last week. Sylva was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.
LuvGospel festival organiser Michael Agyei-Asare told the Times: “They decided to cancel the performance. However, the choir director will be attending on Friday and we will make the evening a tribute to Simonne.
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“It’s just utterly horrible. She was here one day and gone the next.”
Simonne, a haematology and oncology nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, was found dead at her flat in Battersea on Wednesday.
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Originally from Wembley, she was a member of the B Positive choir, who sing to raise awareness of sickle cell disorder and blood donation, and made it to the finals of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
She joined the group because her son, Kavele, suffered from sickle cell disorder. Kavele died from complications caused by the illness in October 2015.
B Positive have been replaced quintet Vadé – who won the Sky reality competition Sing: Ultimate A Cappella.
Police said they are not looking for anyone else in relation to Simonne’s death, but anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3183 of August 15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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