Doreen Waddell

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Doreen Waddell
Birth name Doreen Tess Waddell
Also known as
Do'reen
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.

KLF[edit]

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

D'Influence[edit]

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

Death[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.