Joyce Sims, an R&B singer whose 1980s hit “Come Into My Life” reached the top 10 on the music charts, has died. She was 63.
Her death was announced Saturday evening in a Facebook post by events organizer and friend, CJ Carlos.
“Having spoken to her immediate family tonight, it’s with a heavy heart that I post this news Joyce Sims has passed away,” Carlos wrote in the post. “Joyce was an amazing singer song-writer who had so many hits in the 80s. As most of you know she was going to be one of our USA artist’s in Portugal next May. My heart goes out to her partner Errol and their children and close family.”
No cause of death was given.
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Sims was born in Rochester, New York, on Oct. 15, 1959. She studied music in college and signed her first record deal in 1986.
The singer-songwriter’s debut album “Come Into My Life” was released in 1987, and climbed the charts in the U.K. and the U.S.
The album included the hit singles “Come Into My Life” and “(You are my) All and All.” Both singles became club classics and still resonate with fans.
Sims returned to the charts in 2006 with the single “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” from her CD “A New Beginning,” according to her official website.
Her music has been sampled by artists including Angie Stone and Snoop Dogg.
Over the years, Sims continued to perform and this past summer she toured in the U.K. She posted a video on Instagram and YouTube of a performance of her popular dance track “All and All.”