R&B singer Jewell Caples, who worked with 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre during her time at Death Row Records, is believed to have died aged 53. The official cause of death has not yet been confirmed. News of Caples’ death, which occurred Friday morning (May 6) at 5 a.m., was announced by former death row security chief Reggie Wright Jr.
Caples’ death comes two months after it was announced that she had been hospitalized and had eight pounds of fluid in her heart, lungs and legs. She was readmitted to hospital on March 16 and eventually released on March 21 after receiving treatment, an experience she shared with fans via an Instagram post.
“I was hospitalized March 2, 2022. Discharged March 5, 2022, I went home 8 pounds of fluid on my heart, lungs and legs,” Caples wrote. from March 16 until today March 21, 2022. I almost died! Was supposed to be airlifted to another facility. GOD reverses my symptoms granted me GRACE! And gave me more time with my family and friends! Thank you JESUS for saving my life again! GOD IS REAL!”
A Chicago native, Caples contributed vocals to NWA tracks before signing a deal with Death Row Records in 1992. Appearing on Dr. Dre albums (The Chronicle) and Snoop Dogg (doggy style), Caples scored the biggest solo hit of her career with her cover of Shirley Brown’s “Woman to Woman,” which peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. /Hip-Hop. . In addition to credits on the Deep coverage and above the edge soundtracks, she also appeared on 2Pac All eyes on me album on the track “Thug Passion” before his death.
After disappearing from the music industry during the 2000s, Caples co-wrote and self-published his memoir My blood my sweat my tearsand recently appeared on The Art Of Dialogue YouTube channel for various interviews about her life and career.