ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis is mourning the loss of local blues and soul singer Kim Massie.
Massie, who sang everything from R&B to country, passed away at 62 on Monday.
The St. Louis native was awarded two “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” awards from the Riverfront Times. She also had a starring role in a Black Repertory Theater production of “Ain’t Nothin But the Blues.” In 2016, she made her television debut covering “I Finally Forgot Your Name” by Long Tall Deb during the season premiere of ‘Good Behavior’ on TNT.
During her career, Massie shared the stage with many artists, including Nelly, Chuck Berry and Cyndi
Massie had a voice that moved thousands. To the former Beale on Broadway, she used music to spark meaningful connections with fans.
Before the pandemic, she was a fixture at the Broadway Oyster Bar.
"She made everyone happy whenever they were around her,” said Stepan Kezirian with the Broadway Oyster Bar.
Her cause of death wasn't specified by family, but in February she suffered a heart attack onstage.