Melanie Thornton

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Melanie Thornton

Original Name Melanie Janene Thornton
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 24 Nov 2001 (aged 34)
Bassersdorf, Bezirk Bülach, Zürich, Switzerland
Burial Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Unknown, Died in plane crash
Memorial ID 6296422 · View Source
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Singer. Recorded hits "Sweet Dreams" and "Be My Lover." Melanie sang in night clubs until persuaded by a relative, Bob Chisholm, to come to Germany and begin a singing career. The song "Sweet Dreams" got the attention of Frank Farian who later teamed her with Alaskan native, rapper Lane McCray. They began the group "LaBouche." Thornton's voice has been recognized on the pop circuit in Germany and America as well as countries abroad. Before her death the group LaBouche sold 10 million units and achieved gold and platinum awards in over 15 countries. In February 2000 she took her career solo and became an independent artist. She was promoting her latest CD/ALbum "Ready to Fly" while in flight to Zurich at the time of her death. It was due to be released just 2 days after the plane crash.

Bio by: Cyndi Long

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Cyndi Long
  • Added: 29 Mar 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6296422
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melanie Thornton (13 May 1967–24 Nov 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6296422, citing Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .