Andrea Martin dead at 49 as family remembers singer & songwriter's 'passion and dedication' to loved ones

ANDREA Martin, the singer-songwriter who wrote songs for artists such as Monica and En Vogue, has died aged 49.

The music star's death was announced in a statement shared to her Instagram Story on yesterday.

The post began: "Dear Family and Friends, it is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin also known as 'Annie'.

"Andrea will always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends. Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime.

"We thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion and understanding during this time," it continued.

"Please limit calls as we are trying to finalize arrangements at this time, Once finalized, we will be sure to post arrangements.

"Forever a legend. April 14 – September 27".

Andrea's cause of death is yet to be announced.

Martin was an acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter and producer who wrote En Vogue's classic Don't Let Go, SWV's You're the One and Angie Stone's hit Wish I Didn't Miss You.

During her songwriting career, the Brooklyn native also wrote songs for Toni Braxton, Leona Lewis, Melanie Fiona, Sean Kingston, Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson.

Martin's longtime writing partner Ivan Matias also confirmed her death on Instagram as he shared a shot of the late songwriter on Instagram.

Captioning the post, he penned: "Rest in Paradise To Andrea Martin. My childhood friend & songwriting partner. She was extraordinary."

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