R&B Singer And Songwriter Joyce Sims Has Died At The Age of 63

Joyce Sims, an R&B singer-songwriter who died at the age of 63, has been remembered by many people. In the late 1980s, Sims became famous when her song “Come Into My Life” made it into the top 10 in both the US and the UK.

All and All, her first hit, reached number 6 on the US dance chart and the top 20 on the UK singles chart. Sims, who is from Rochester, New York, had been touring in England this summer and was supposed to release an album this year.

Family members announced her death on social media. Annette Ramsey, one of Sims’ siblings, said “my heart is broken” and added on Facebook: “I will always remember the happy times we’ve shared, the love and support you have given me will not go in vain. I Love you Big Sis RIP.”

Another one of Sims’ sisters, Debbie Sims Hall, said that the singer was “a beautiful soul inside and out” who “will truly be missed.”

Chris Rizik, publisher of the website SoulTracks, described Sims as a “great talent who sang, wrote and played for us for more than three decades”.

Joyce Sims Has Died At The Age of 63
Joyce Sims Has Died At The Age of 63

He added: “The music world will mourn the passing of this multifaceted talent whose impact on music was even greater than the mass popularity that she achieved over the past three and a half decades.”

Sims won over a lot of fans in the UK, and his songs like “Lifetime Love,” “Walk Away,” and “Looking for a Love” were big hits. Stars like Snoop Dogg, Angie Stone, and Randy Crawford used parts of her music or did their own versions.

Edward Adoo, a BBC radio host, said that he grew up listening to All and All and Come Into My Life on specialist and daytime radio. He added: “Very sad news to wake up to … Joyce was a big part of the soul scene. May she rest in peace.”

Loretta, a singer who has worked with the Happy Mondays, Gorillaz, and Swedish House Mafia, posted a video of 1987 hit Come Into My Life with the words “RIP Joyce Sims.” Sims and her husband, Errol, lived in New Jersey with their two children.

In an interview earlier this year, Sims talked about growing up in a “close-knit” family with five siblings. Her mother ran the family restaurant as the head chef, and her father worked as a machinist for Kodak.

When Sims was a child, she said, “money was tight,” but her family had “everything we needed and some of the things we wanted.”

Come Into My Life, her first album, came out in 1987, and the title track went straight to the top of the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic. She said this year: “A lot of the dreams and aspirations I had came true when that album was released.”

Questioned in the interview what she would do if she was made UK chancellor, Sims said: “I would eliminate hunger and homelessness. I would increase funding for organisations that support the poorest families in the UK. I would try to put an end to poverty and make sure that everyone had enough to live on.”

“In my opinion, no one in the UK – or the United States – should be hungry or homeless. If everyone were able to have a home and not worry about food, I believe they would live a more productive life – and the world would be a better place.”

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