Jean Adebambo, Brother Confirms Suicide

January 28, 2009 by  

The brother of Lovers Rock singer Jean Adebambo has confirmed to her manager, Orlando Gittens, that Jean Adebambo’s death is thought to be suicide and that there was no one else involved.

According to an article on Voice Online, Gittens said

“I spoke to Jean’s brother Claudius who told me that Jean took her own life and that there was no-one else involved,”

Rumours have been circulating the Internet since the the the singer was found dead on the 15th of January, as yet no official confirmation has come as to the cause of death, however the Voice online article is the closest we have to come to an official confirmation of suicide.

Jean Adebambo’s death has shocked the British reggae community. There is a benefit concert planned for March 15th at the Hackney Empire. Tickets were still available as of the time of this report.


19 Responses to “Jean Adebambo, Brother Confirms Suicide”

  1. Isobel Terry on February 17th, 2009 10:47 am

    my heart reaches out to jeans mother, brother, family and friends…. I wish to send my deepest sympathy …..i lost my youngest sister, helena, two years ago to suicide…she was 44…….i am a lover of jeans’ music…may she rest in paradise

  2. Linda Kwarteng on April 4th, 2009 5:06 pm

    its sad that human beings in general never really recognize the vulnerability of some of its most beloved and vulnerable stars,&their close associates and family…so many stars turn to drugs ,alcohol or cover-ups&denial in a bid to cope with the stresses that outweigh their ability to cope in an unforgiving &demanding society -we really need to pay close attention to the need for more support for our mental health services and ourselves as human beings in trying to deal with our own issues and other members of society in general…where this world has gone forward in the world of technology etc-we must consider that the human mind wasnt naturally built to cope with some of the pressure thats put on it-the normal structure of family life and communication between friends and associates is suffering a lot as a result and because people think that the only way to cope is to have more money to pay for expensive services they think will help,they embark upon a journey to achieve financial status and ignore their own human needs until it closes in and takes it toll.this is an evil..try to remind each other everyday of the power of love in all its forms and tend to each others needs,insecurities,fears and jealousys or any other guise mental illness takes as it happens to us all from time to time and suicide&murder are just 2 of the most prolific results it produces….take care people

  3. Erbs Martini on July 27th, 2009 8:01 am

    Its very sad news, feeling really sad :o(

    Just a thought, if just a portion of the love was generated since her death was given to her before her death, then maybe she would still be alive and with us and bestowing her gifts to us.

    Lets not make the same mistake with people that need that love now.

    RIP Jean

  4. cecil on October 25th, 2009 6:19 pm

    Why do people have to die before they are should love? That’s messed up, MJ ,jean. How many more.

  5. Charlie on December 27th, 2009 9:35 pm

    I dont understand…. but I understand the misery of silent depression which has no respecter of colour, race, gender, culture or talent.

    My sincerest heart felt love to Jean’s daughters and family who live on whilst coming to terms with their loss. I always loved Jean’s beautiful voice which touched so many. May she indeed rest in peace.

    Blessed Be x

  6. Imani on August 23rd, 2010 7:31 am

    How very sad, wishing peace to her.

  7. pam on August 23rd, 2010 11:45 am

    My condolensce goes out to jean adebambo’s family at the loss of such a talented artist and role model of society, i would just like to say that it is so sad that we are not shown the love we need when we are alive which could ease so much of our pain i hope we all learn from this and start showing more love and respect to our family and peers, we are all vulnerable people and without love this can be a very lonely world. May your soul rest in perfect peace jean

    blessings to all

  8. Janet Nation on February 20th, 2011 10:13 pm

    I just learnt of Jean’s death today. My brother and I were reminiscing over the l music that me missed after leaving the UK and stumbled across the sad news of the web. I wonder what was so terrible in her life that made her take this desperate action. Jean, I loved, loved your music, it will live with me forever; thank you for the wonderful memories and continue to rest in peace.

  9. Caroline Henry on June 16th, 2011 11:11 pm

    I am in tears. I was going through the songs that I love on utube and realized that Jean Adebambo had taken her life. My condolence to her family. I will never forget the life I lived while I was in the UK thanks to Jean Adebambo’s music. My life elsewhere will not be the same. Respect to her family. May God bless them all.

  10. Alan smith on August 27th, 2011 5:14 pm

    People sometimes do not realize the lives that they themselves have affected.we do not have a barometer to measure what deeds help or hurt others.if we keep things more positive we must affect positive change.lives could be may save a life and not be aware.spread love and keep in mind who may have benefitted from your kindness.jean you are free to guide us now.

  11. millie on July 14th, 2012 2:06 am

    If these people who take their lives could see what friends and family, all who knew them really thought of them they would choose a different path. Jean leaves her family and friends, but a measure of how important Jean and others like her were thought of, can always be seen by the numbers attending the funeral. Take into consideration all those who couldn’t attend if she knew how important she was she may still have been here today. Jean will have left some wonderful memories and I hope her family will find peace by reading the cards, messages etc sent by people who really loved her. I hope Jeans children and family will find comfort in words written about Jean. I was, and still am a massive follower of Jeans music, which has been a comfort and a source of entertainment back in the day I only found out recently she had died. RIP jean.

  12. L G Andreou on April 24th, 2013 6:49 pm

    Like many others I am from the late 70’s early 80’s when music was in it’s heyday. My dear wife often plays revival tunes. The other day Carroll Thompson’s music was being played. Again the memories came flooding back. I really do rate Carroll Thompson and am planning to take my wife to see her and Janet Kay this year. As I was scrolling through YouTube I saw Jean Adembambo’s name and then WoW!! I remember that name, and that tune. Very sorry to then discover sadly that Jean took her own life in 2009. I speak from experience. My own sister died last year at the age of 44. My dear sweet younger sister took her own life too. My heart breaks daily. May Jean rest in peace.+

  13. Derique Vincent on September 26th, 2013 7:41 am

    For someone to take their OWN life especially having created life themself is a clear sign of the absence of LOVE in that person’s life. An act of SELFISH desperation where the individual’s thought begins and ends with ME. Taking ones live leaves so many unanswered questions and multiple grief. Even when a criminal commits suicide it can leave victims feeling a greater sense of pain. My sympathy is with those children which survive Jean for whom she obviously had no love or second thought. Clearly a woman of no faith.

  14. dawn christy on December 2nd, 2013 6:23 pm

    paradise is one of my fave tunes.. so sad about jean adebambo.i am sure she is now with god in paradise bless her.i only just found out on the site. its a shock indeed.

  15. dawn christy on December 2nd, 2013 6:25 pm

    such a sad loss this is one of my fave singers and paradise my fave tune by her.i know she be in paradise now with her heavenly father

  16. dawn christy on December 2nd, 2013 6:36 pm

    god bless you jean. i dont think you really realised just how great you really were and still are. mental health is so vastly underfunded and egnored. i speak from experience trust me. paradise was alwys such a heavenly song. i would love to get together with others to sing it in tribute.i never even realised that 1. she had passed and 2 that she was from britain. i know her roots werent. im come close to the same many times just like jean and understand well how a person can come to that point. but also agreeing with other fans comments that being famous can put you in the spotlight of stress pressure and mental ill health.whatever was making her so sad it was strong enough to make her want to not continue with life and the pain it was causing. i just pray shes free from that pain now and singing in paradise with the angels.god bless you jean.i love you and god bless your family and all your loving fans.dawn christy

  17. Michael Burton on January 12th, 2016 1:28 pm

    In response to Derique Vincent’s comments above. How dare you. “Ye without sin cast the first stone”. Without being privy to the facts and mindset one should remain silent. The Almighty who knows all is the ultimate judge. Start confessing and beg for forgiveness. I discovered Jean during the start of winter in 2015. Saw her live performance of ” Paradise”. I was so thrilled to have found her music and she seem so sincere during that live performance. Thru that short clip I also discovered a lot of British “lovers rock performers. I am surprised that I missed out on these ladies and gentlemen for do long. Jean RIP.

  18. Yvonne Edwards on April 30th, 2016 4:50 pm

    Heard some of Jean Adebambo songs but loved that particular one * Reaching Out for my goal* Loved it straight away. I didn’t know she past away 7 yrs ago at such a young age 46 r

  19. Diane on June 22nd, 2016 3:23 pm

    I have just heard the terrible news. I love Jean’s music and sweet voice. I grew up with her. She will be truly missed. I and many others grieve with her family may her soul rest in perfect peace.

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