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    Default Corrine Bailey Rae's husband found dead

    The husband of British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae was found dead in an apartment in Leeds, England, the BBC reports.

    A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to the home where they found saxophonist Jason Rae, 31, Saturday afternoon.

    In connection with the case, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs, and was since released on bail, according to police.

    Reports say that Rae was the victim of a suspected overdose, however, results of a post mortem exam were inconclusive. Police are awaiting the results of a toxicology report, according to the BBC.

    Rae had been scheduled to play a gig with his band The Haggis Horns at the HiFi Club in Leeds Sunday. The show has been canceled.

    Bailey Rae, 29, and her husband met when the singer worked in as a coat room attendant at a jazz club in Leeds. They married in 2001.

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    Very tragic indeed, hope Corrine can survive this unfortunate chapter in her life. Young, and to loose a talented partner is heart wrenching.
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    sad ...i really like her but thats probably more to do with the fact that i am not too far from Leeds where Corinne Bailey Rae is from.

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    Stay away from the drugs people, it's that simple! But I do feel bad for Corrine, how horrible to lose your husband, especially at such a young age.
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    Singer Corinne Bailey Rae's 'hard-partying' husband dies of suspected drugs overdose

    The husband of soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae has died after a suspected drugs overdose.
    Police found Jason Rae's body after being called to his home in Leeds.

    It is not known whether his wife, who is best known for the hit Put Your Records On, was with him when he died.

    Officers arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of drug dealing.

    According to friends, Mr Rae, 31, was known to have addiction problems.

    "He partied a lot and had struggled with drugs for years," said one.

    He met his wife in a jazz club and they married in 2001, well before her rise to fame.

    Mr Rae, who was found dead on Saturday afternoon, played the saxophone and was due to perform with his jazz band, the Haggis Horns - who have worked as a backing act for Amy Winehouse - last night.

    His 29-year-old wife maintains a clean-cut image that is rare in the music industry.

    Earlier this year she told an interviewer: "I know what people say about me: 'Where are your feisty lyrics? Why aren't you stumbling drunkenly out of a club?' But why should I? That's not me. I'd rather be hidden in a room writing songs."

    Of her husband, she has said: "It really helps having Jason around. It's hard being away from him when I'm doing promotional tours, but that's only for a while.

    "I've also sat at home watching TV while he's been out gigging, so one of us has always been busy.

    "When I'm away, I realise how rare what we have is and can't wait to get back to it.

    "You appreciate the time you have together and if you only get three days at home, you make it a really good three days."

    Bailey Rae has spoken of how her marriage inspired her songwriting, saying previously: "I focus on the fact that it's not all just warm and fluffy feelings and that it's work.

    "It's great to argue with someone and know that there's a real commitment underneath it all - it's not about slamming doors and walking away, but about working things out.

    "I do write a lot about love, I guess, from all these different angles, because it's a complicated thing and I think it's worth a couple of songs."

    She continued: "I feel really lucky that I found someone that I want to spend my life with at such an early age.

    "It's great. We're both musicians and we have a lot of friends and feel part of a community - we're not just watching TV on our own together like a lot of people, so I think it's cool."

    Born in Leeds to a West Indian father and a Yorkshire mother, she was the head girl of her school and a singer at a series of churches.

    Her self-titled debut album topped the UK charts in 2006 and sold more than a million copies in the U.S.

    She worked on Herbie Hancock's album River: The Joni Letters which won a Grammy award this year.

    Mrs Bailey Rae has been described both as the new Billie Holiday and as a "no-nonsense Yorkshire lass".

    A statement from West Yorkshire Police about her husband's death said: 'Police were called to a flat in the Hyde Park area of Leeds - where they found the body of a 31-year-old man.

    "A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.

    "He is now on police bail pending further enquiries."

    A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and officers are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

    Bailey Rae's record label said in a statement: "EMI Records would like to offer its sincere condolences to Corinne Bailey Rae and the Rae family at this tragic time.

    "We ask that the media respects Corinne's privacy and that of her entire family."

    Bailey Rae, who is currently in the UK, is said to be devastated by her husband's death and will not be making any public statements immediately.

    An internet user from Leeds called "maryrose" wrote on the singer's website: "I have known Jason for around 10 Years and am devastated to have to say the fact is Jason is no longer with us. A nicer, (more) considerate (and) thoughtful person never existed.

    "Those that deal drugs should be be dealt with in a manner they deserve. If it were not for them, Jason would still be here."

    A fan of the Haggis Horns said of Mr Rae: "He was a really colourful character, always fun and joking.

    "Jason was an amazing sax player, a complete legend and contributed enormously to a band that was really hot."

    The band had toured with hit producer Mark Ronson and backed troubled singer Amy Winehouse.

    They describe themselves as "an eight-piece live funk extravaganza combining funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with jazz virtuosity".

    Mr Rae had previously been his wife's manager and accompanied her on tour in 2006.

    Singer Corinne Bailey Rae's 'hard-partying' husband dies of suspected drugs overdose | the Daily Mail

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    Default Corrine Bailey Rae's Husband Found Dead

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    LONDON, England -- The husband of former Grammy nominee Corinne Bailey Rae has been found dead, according to reports from the U.K.
    Jason Rae's body was found in a flat in the northern British city of Leeds on Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported.

    According to the newspaper, reports suggest his death was caused by a suspected drug overdose. Jason Rae, who played saxophone in a band called Haggis Horns, was 31 years old.
    A post mortem examination was performed Saturday evening, but has so far proved inconclusive, the Telegraph reported.

    Toxicology reports are expected in the coming weeks.
    Additionally, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs, authorities told the paper. The man has been released on bail.

    Corinne Bailey Rae, 29, was nominated for several Grammys in 2007 for her self-titled record.
    Corinne and Jason married in 2001.

    On Sunday, Corinne Bailey Rae's record label released a statement to the BBC.
    "EMI Records would like to offer its sincere condolences to Corinne Bailey Rae and the Rae family at this tragic time.

    "We ask that the media respects Corinne's privacy and that of her entire family," the statement read.

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    This is so sad.

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    Man, that sucks.

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    mods, can someone merge this thread and the other? thanky
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    This is awful! Poor Corrine!
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    Sad for his family, if you do things like this you know the risks though.

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    Sad news.
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    if you live that lifestyle then you take the risks. sad though
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    3 shocks in one go:
    1.She is 29. I thought was just getting out of her teens.
    2.She is...was married.
    3.Her husband died.
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    Damn. That's terrible.

    For some reason I thought she was 23 or 24.

    Anyone know what his poison was? Heroin?

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    YouTube Tributes Surface for Corinne Bailey Rae's Husband

    While police continue to investigate the the suspected drug death of Jason Rae, he is already receiving tribute messages on a YouTube clip.

    Rae, 31, who played alto and bass saxophone in the eight-piece funk band Haggis Horns, can be seen talking to camera in a strong Scottish brogue as he introduces the group in a seven-minute clip on YouTube.

    "Just heard the news. My prayers go to the band and to Corrine," wrote grlblu73 in the comments section of the video.

    "RIP all prayers go to his family," wrote griffinollie.

    The official Web site for his bereaved wife was updated March 24 to include a message from her record company: "EMI Records would like to offer its sincere condolences to Corinne Bailey Rae and the Rae family at this tragic time. We ask that the media respects Corinne's privacy and that of her entire family."

    Meanwhile, with Easter Monday a public holiday in Britain, the band's MySpace page is yet to be updated.

    The group's record company Web site, which quotes the band as having "The best f***ing horn section in the World!" according to producing wunderkid Mark Ronson, has not been modified to include news of the shock death of Rae.

    YouTube Tributes Surface for Corinne Bailey Rae's Husband - Tributes : People.com

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