Andrea Martin, the singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, who wrote songs for artists
such as Monica and En Vogue, has died aged 49.
The music star’s death was announced in a statement shared to her Instagram Story
“Dear Family and Friends, it is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our
beautiful Andrea Martin also known as ‘Annie,’ ” the statement read. “Andrea will
always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends.
Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime.”
“We thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion and understanding
during this time,” the message continued. “Please limit calls as we are trying to
finalize arrangements at this time, Once finalized, we will be sure to post
“Forever a legend. April 14 – September 27,” the post concluded. A cause of death was
Martin’s longtime writing partner Ivan Matias — with whom she penned hits like En
Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love), SWV’s “You’re the One” and Angie Stone’s “Wish I Didn’t
Miss You” — also confirmed the death in an Instagram Story post of his own.