Simonne Kerr, Britain's Got Talent Finalist, Stabbed to Death in London

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We have another heinous and tragic death to report from the world of reality television.

Just days after former E! star Lyric McHenry was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in New York City, police in Great Britain have confirmed the following piece of heartbreaking news...

Simonne Kerr

Simonne Kerr, a finalist just this past season on Britain's Got Talent, was stabbed to death in London on Wednesday afternoon.

She was 31 years old.

According to local authorities, law enforcement officials were called to a residential address at Grayshott Road in Battersea just around 12:30 p.m. on August 15. 

Upon their arrival, these cops discovered that Kerr had suffered a grave knife wound; she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The following day, a 40-year-old named Desmond Slyva was charged with her murder. His motives remain unclear at this time.

He appeared at Wimbledon magistrates court on Friday and did not enter a plea, according to The Guardian.

Police are not investigating any additional suspects, this same newspaper reports.

Kerr performed on Britain's Got Talent back April as a member of NHS choir group B Positive, which was comprised of singers between the ages of 22 and 62.


Each of them has either been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia or have loved ones with sickle cell anemia.

It was a pretty cool story and it made significant headlines overeas at the time.

Kerr, who worked as a hematology and oncology nurse, joined the group in 2015 after her six-year-old son, Kavele, passed away from the disease.

This is a photo of Kerr and Kavele, both of whom are sadly no longer with us:


The inspiring group advaned all the way to the show’s finale in June,but were ultimately bested by the eventual winner, Lost Voice Guy.

Following the news of Kerr’s awful death, the choir posted a message to Twitter that reads:

Our thoughts are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time. She was a valued member of the B Positive choir who was passionate about blood donation following the loss of her son.

We are devastated at the loss of a well-loved choir member and friend.

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In regard to her son, her singing and her motivation in life, Kerr once said the following to the NHS blog:

"I got to spend six wonderful years watching Kavele grow and though there were a handful of hospitalizations in his short life, I was positive that he would live a full life into adulthood.

"I lost him in 2015 …

"Singing can be such an uplifting experience so joining the B Positive choir seemed the obvious way to raise awareness of the urgent need for more young and black people to give blood while doing something positive and motivational."

Kerr, Simonne

John James, the chief executive of Britain’s Sickle Cell Society also Tweeted in response to this tragedy, writing:

“So so shocked to hear that our friend, Sickle Cell Society volunteer and B-Positive Choir member Simonne Kerr has been tragically killed. In shock.

"My thoughts are with her mother, siblings and other family members.”

May Simonne Kerr rest in peace.

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