How did Nicole Hurst die? Justin Timberlake pays tribute to backup singer

Justin Timberlake has paid a tribute to his backup singer, Nicole Hurst, on Instagram. His post has left many wondering what happened to her.

On August 6, Justin shared a series of photos and videos dedicated to Nicole. In the post, the singer reflected on the time they spent together while shedding light on some of the work she did.

With over 8000 followers on Instagram, Nicole often showcased her talent on the platform.

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How did Nicole Hurst die?

As per Nicole’s friend Melissa Musique, the singer died due to cancer.

Melissa’s social media post read: “Nicole… I really can’t process this…been trying all day…maybe I’ll say more later…maybe I won’t… All I know is. I wish I knew running into you in Amsterdam was the last time, I saw you…I would’ve squeezed you even tighter and told you how much you mean to all of us… love forever my girl.” She ended the post by writing: “f**k cancer.”

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Nicole had been diagnosed with cancer in 2013.

Speaking to ABC 13 Houston in 2015, she said: “I was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple-positive breast cancer. I had four months of chemo followed by my surgery which I had a mastectomy. Even while I was on chemotherapy my tumor doubled in size.”

In 2015, Nicole claimed she was in remission. However, in 2019, the singer revealed that cancer had come back and had spread to her brain.

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In a post, she said: “These pictures aren’t throwbacks from 2014, but from this year, literally from the 2nd day in January when my world was once again completely flipped upside down.

“What was discovered was not a cancer recurrence, but breast cancer that somehow found its way to my brain, forcing me to pull the emergency brake on my life and sent me immediately into whole-brain radiation treatment to destroy everything that was trying to destroy me.”

Justin Timberlake’s Instagram post explored

On August 6, Justin paid tribute to Nicole by sharing a series of photos and videos. He said: “My heart is so heavy. We lost a beautiful soul this week. Nicole lit up every room she walked into.”

His post continued: “On and off the stage, she was a constant source of joy and positivity. Some things feel so unfair and we will never understand why they happen. What I do know is that we were blessed to laugh with her, to travel with her, and to experience her infectious smile and love for a life filled with music.”

Justin concluded the post by writing: “Nicole, it’s not enough to say that I am going to miss you dearly. Thank you for your light. I will do my best to carry that with me. I love you, my sister. Forever family and forever a TN Kid.”

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