Singer Ceybil Jefferies AKA Sweet Sable Dies From COVID-19
The world of House Music and R&B are mourning the loss of one its favorite singers who wasn't necessarily a "household name" but managed to make an impact while she was in the music game.
According to Vibe, Ceybil Jefferies, who found success in the 90's with hits like "Old Times Sake" and "So Special", has died from the coronavirus. Her death was confirmed by friends on social media.
Born Sybil Jefferies, the Brooklyn native signed to Atlantic Records in the 90s and made a name for herself as a powerful vocalist in house music with the release of her debut album "Let Music Take Control" in 1991. Her single "Love So Special" was a hit on the dance charts that year.
Jefferies would reinvent herself several times throughout her career with different name changes and looks but she reemerged in 1993 as "Sable Jefferies" later changing it to "Sweet Sable" when her biggest hit "Old Times Sake" was placed on the soundtrack for movie "Above The Rim".
Jefferies continued to make music into the 2000's while never matching the success she received early on, she remained popular with the House music scene. But health issues would cause her to give up music.
She was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs making it difficult to breathe. Jefferies also lost her vision to the disease. - Vibe
While her career was short, her impact was lasting. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.