Britain’s Got Talent Star Simonne Kerr Stabbed To Death In Own Home

Britains Got Talent Star Simonne Kerr Stabbed To Death In Own Home Simonne ASimonne Kerr/Facebook

A member of NHS’s B Positive choir – who performed in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent final – has died after being stabbed to death in her own home.

Haematology and oncology nurse Simonne Kerr was stabbed in her flat in southwest London, and was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called.

The 31-year-old mother of two had lost her son Kavele to sickle cell anaemia back in 2015. She sang in the B Positive choir to raise awareness about the importance of blood donations.

According to the Metropolitan Police, her next-of-kin have been informed, and a post-mortem will be carried out today.

A 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and is now in police custody. Police are not currently looking for anybody else in connection with their investigation, which is being led by The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

The B Positive choir, formed by NHS Blood and Transplant unit staff, donors and patients, made it through to the Britain’s Got Talent final, inspiring viewers to donate blood with their powerful performances.

Speaking at the time of the competition about the loss of her son, Simonne said:

Knowing both myself and Kavele’s dad were carriers of the sickle cell trait meant that my baby would have a one in four chance of developing the condition.

Kavele was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at birth. He had his first sickle at just a few months old.

The sickling happened mainly in his tummy and as he got older, he was hospitalised one or two times a year, usually for a few days at a time.

Kavele was an active child and he went to school and led as normal a life he could with sickle cell disease.

Those who admired her devotion as a nurse, mother and singer have taken to social media to pay their respects.

Chief Executive of the Sickle Cell Society, John James OBE, tweeted:

So so shocked to hear that our friend, Sickle Cell Society volunteer and B-Positive Choir member Simonne Kerr has been tragically killed. In shock. My thoughts are with her mother, siblings and other family members.

Those with information concerning this incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3183/15Aug or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet @MetCC.

Our thoughts are with the family of Simone Kerr at this difficult time.

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