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Singer, Ceybil Jefferies who found success in genres like house music and had a huge hit from the 90's Above The Rim soundtrack with the song, "Old Times Sake," passed away after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The singer, who was born Sybil Jeffries, but known to the R&B world as Sweet Sable passed on April 10, 2020 from coronavirus and was confirmed by industry vet and producer, Salaam Remi.

She'd also had hits under the name Ceybil Jefferies, Ceybil, Sable Jeffries, Sybil Jefferies and of course, Sweet Sable. She often changed the spelling of her name for the sake of reinvention and as to not be confused with R&B/Dance Diva, Sybil, who had several hits in the late 80's through the 90's.

She signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut album, "Let Music Take Control," in 1991 with two singles, "So Special" and "Open Your Heart" that were both top 20 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. 

In 1994, she signed to Scotti Brothers Records under the new moniker, Sweet Sable and released her top 20 Billboard R&B chart topping hit, "Friends (For Old Time Sake)", shortened to "Old Time's Sake" when it was included on the Above The Rim soundtrack, which the film starred Tupac Shukur.

By 1996, she'd find herself collaborating with Dutch house group, Deep Zone for their single, "It's Gonna Be Alright" under her original name, Ceybil Jefferies.  The song peaked at number 20 on the Dance Club Songs chart.

The songstress would continue recording into the 2000s, however she was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory type of sarcoidosis which severely affected her lungs and breathing.  The diagnosis effectively ended her singing career and she lost much of her vision due to the illness.

Check out her video below:

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