Mel B

Mel B left “deeply saddened” by devastating family loss

She's thinking about flying to Nevis to "pay her respects"

Spice Girl Mel B has said she’s “deeply saddened” by the death of her great-grandmother.

The singer, 44, shared a photo of her great-grandma to Instagram on Tuesday to tell fans she passed away in the early hours of this morning at the incredible age of 107.

Mel said she “feels the need to fly right now” to the Caribbean island of Nevis “to pay my respects”.

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She wrote: “Deeply saddened by the passing of my great grandma in the early hours of this morning.

“She was 107 and what a woman she was. I feel the need to fly right now to Nevis to pay my respects @missdaniellebrown let’s go.

“#familyiseverything #shockedandupset #ripgreatgrandma #youwillbemissed.”

Her sister Danielle commented: “I’m looking for flights right now.”

Meanwhile, fans offered Mel their condolences, with one person commenting: “So sorry for your loss.”

Fans offered Mel their condolences (Credit: Anna Maria Tinghino /

Another wrote: “Wow 107. What an amazing lady,” while a third said: “I’m so sorry for you loss. Sending my thought and players to all the family.”

Mel is currently living in Leeds, West Yorkshire, after moving in with her mum.

During an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show last weekend, Mel said: “I’m living with my mum.

“[I’m] back in Leeds. She’s kind of shoved to one side of the house. Not literally [kicked her out]. My mum has built a beautiful house. We’re surrounded by like sheep. It’s Yorkshire, so it’s all very kind of country and nature.

“She kind of has a bit of the house. I’ve got three kids, so I have more of the house than she does.”

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Revealing how she and her children feel about moving back to the UK after living in America for years, Mel continued: “They really love it here.

“It was actually my 12-year-old [Angel] that said to me, ‘why are we moving back to LA – she’s been here all summer – all your family is here, the schools are much better here.’

“She said, ‘Let’s just stay here.’ She enrolled herself in school with the help of me.

“I found it quite amazing. Angel, I thought she would be the one, because she’s born and raised in America, her dad’s Eddie Murphy, so she’s got that whole connection over there, but she was the one that was most adamant to say, ‘I want to live in Leeds, and be with grandma, and all the aunties and uncles and nephews and nieces.”

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