Doreen Waddell

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Doreen Waddell
Birth name Doreen Tess Waddell
Also known as
Born (1965-07-10)10 July 1965
Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Died 1 March 2002(2002-03-01) (aged 36)
Shoreham, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Genres R&B, dance
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988–2002
Associated acts Soul II Soul, The KLF

Doreen Tess Waddell (10 July 1965 – 1 March 2002), also known by her stage name Do'reen, was a singer who worked with Soul II Soul, The KLF and the Phunklawds.

Music career[edit]

Soul II Soul[edit]

Waddell sang lead vocals on Soul II Soul's "Feel Free" and "Happiness (Dub)", and backing vocals on other tracks, on the album Club Classics Vol. One.


She sang backing vocals on the KLF's "Justified and Ancient (All Bound for Mu Mu Land)".


Her solo career included a collaboration with D'Influence on "Ain't Gonna Walk In Your Shadow No More".


Waddell was killed on 1 March 2002 in Shoreham-By-Sea. After being challenged by staff in Tesco at the Holmbush Shopping Centre on suspicion of shoplifting goods, including children's items, she ran through a rear fire exit and attempted to cross the A27 nearby. She was hit by three vehicles, dying instantly at the age of 36. She left a four-year-old son.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Dead shoplifter was a pop star". The Argus. 4 March 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Soul star who was shoplifter dies as she flees from store". The Telegraph. 5 March 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Soul II Soul, KLF Singer Killed". NME. 4 March 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012.