The singer’s death was announced by Nervous Records, a label she worked with on numerous occasions on tracks such as ‘Nite Life’ and ‘Learn 2 Luv’.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing tonight of Kim English,” reads the statement. “Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognized as all-time classics in the house music genre. She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance and also celebrate the joys of God and religion. She was a deeply religious and devoted member of the Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana. While she had many opportunities to travel the globe as a singer, she remained a devoted family member and member of her church, and never allowed herself to be distracted from the path she felt was right for her.”
Kim English, who began her career as a gospel singer, collaborated with some of the biggest house artists of the ’90s, including Mood II Swing, Masters At Work and François K. Among her biggest hits was “Nite Life,” originally produced by Byron Burke and Byron Stingily of Ten City and later remixed by Armand Van Helden. She also released two albums, both on Nervous Records: 1998’s Higher Things and My Destiny in 2006.
Listen to “Learn 2 Luv,” produced by Mood II Swing, and Van Helden’s remix of “Nite Life.”