Corinne Bailey Rae’s husband is dead at 31

31 year-old Jason Rae, a saxophone player and husband of singer Corinne Bailey Rae, was found dead in a London apartment yesterday afternoon. Rae played with the Haggis Horns, an “eight piece live funk band” that has worked with Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Nightmares on Wax.

The Daily Mail reports that a 32 year-old man was arrested in conjunction with the death “on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs” but that he was released on bail. An initial autopsy was inconclusive, and the coroner is awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

The late Rae’s wife, Corinne Bailey Rae, 29, was not at the scene at the time. She is best known for the hit song “Put Your Records On” and took home a Grammy this year for album of the year for a collaboration with Herbie Hancock on “River: The Joni Letters.”

That’s a very young age to die and although it looks like it’s drugs-related there’s not enough evidence yet to reach that conclusion.

Details from TMZ and The Daily Mail.


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  1. Toubrouk says:

    31 is really too young to die. On the other side, if the death is drug-related, can we really be shocked? Drug abusers are flirting with death with every hit they take. If they want to throw their life away, it’s their choice.

    My sympathies for the family, they need it.

  2. Anastasia says:

    Oh that’s really sad, no matter what the reason. I love her and her music and I wish her peace.

  3. Rianna says:

    very sad. there have been so many drug related deaths lately!
    she is such a great singer. i wish her the best in dealing with the shock of losing her husband.

  4. marisa says:

    I can’t believe it, spam with pathetic are these people. So sad when someone dies so young, but when it’s drug related, it’s really sad for the family and friends that are left behind.

  5. John says:

    I am in shock! I like her. She seems like such a nice girl. I hope she can cope.

  6. snappyfish says:

    I love her voice. This is so sad.

  7. mollination says:

    I can’t imagine ANYTHING more painful than they loss of a spouse/child.

    I wish strength and peace for his surviving family. Poor Corinne.

  8. gg says:

    Me neither. He could’ve had a weak heart or something, you never know.

  9. Trisha says:

    I have followed Corrine since her start. She is a very talented singer, with great range. She is a very big contribution to music in general. I love her voice/she is beautiful to boot. Praying for you Corrine on the loss of your “Dear Husband”. Hope that your new CD does terrific> I am going to buy it for sure. Best wishes/God’s speed my lovely.