The singer reportedly died Friday, but details remain scarce

By Tara Fowler
Updated March 02, 2015 08:10 AM
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Charmayne Maxwell, a member of the ’90s group Brownstone, died on Friday, PEOPLE confirms. She was 46.

The cause of death has not been determined, though the singer’s mother-in-law reportedly told the Danish publication Ekstra Bladet that she died after a freak fall.

“Words cannot express how devastated we are at the sudden and tragic loss of our dear Maxee,” her husband Soulshock – whom TMZ reports found Maxwell – tells PEOPLE in a statement. “She was the center of our world as a devoted mother and wife. We miss her so much. We would like to thank everyone who has been there for us and expressed your condolences. They have given us comfort over these incredibly difficult days.”

Maxwell’s brother Brandon Maxwell confirmed the death on Twitter Saturday, lamenting her “terrible” passing.

“R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell,” he wrote. “I can’t even believe I’m typing this right now.”

He added a second Tweet: “Bad things happened to the most innocent people. My sister died in the most terrible way and I’m in so much pain right now.”

Charmayne was a member of Brownstone for over a decade. Their biggest hit, “If You Love Me,” earned a Grammy nod in 1995.

She is survived by her husband and their son.