The artist had been battling a very aggressive brain tumor for several months. His mother announced his death on social media on Thursday.
She ped away after a long battle with illness. British rising star Faye Fantarrow died at her home on August 26 at the age of 21. It was his mother who announced the death on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday. The young woman had been suffering from an aggressive and rare brain tumor since last year, reports the BBC who accompanied the singer since her beginnings in music.
The young singer, who had just released her first EP this year, “had wisdom, compion and understanding that was beyond his age“, writes his mother in the message published on social networks. Her daughter “loved fiercely, laughed easily and lived gregariously“, she continues as a tribute. The artist from Sunderland, England, had already had to deal with the disease. As a child, she had twice developed leukemia.
Debut in 2019
Faye Fantarrow had just released her first EP in 2023. She had launched into music four years earlier with a first title, Lines, who had made him known in his country. The young woman had been spotted for her talent by the BBC Music Introducing, a branch of Anglo-Saxon radio intended to introduce emerging artists, who had described her as “artist to watch“.
Faye Fantarox was very supported by Dave Stewart, the singer of the group Eurythmics, who had signed her through his label, Bay Street Records. “Words fail me to express how devastated I was when, just after spending some amazing creative time with Faye last summer making her debut album, Faye learned that she had a very agressive“, he said in a statement. He remembers an artist he “loved deeply» and working alongside him, an experience that he «will never forget“.
Since the announcement of her illness, Faye Fantarrow had collected nearly 275,000 euros via fundraising to finance an experimental treatment for her illness. She was hospitalized in California, where research on this rare pathology is still in its infancy. Having become too weak to go back and forth between her native England and the United States, she insisted that the remaining money be donated to ociations for the fight against cancer.