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Justin Timberlake shares devastating news as fans send prayers

The star said it's 'so unfair'

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Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Justin Timberlake has been left crushed following tragic news of a loved one lost. The Can't Stop the Feeling singer updated fans with devastating news that his longtime backup singer, Nicole Hurst, had lost her life. 

Justin took to Instagram with a heartfelt and emotional post which sparked an overwhelming response from his fans. 

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Alongside photos and videos of the young vocalist, he wrote: "My heart is so heavy. We lost a beautiful soul this week. Nicole lit up every room she walked into. 

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"On and off the stage she was a constant source of joy and positivity. Some things feel so unfair and we will never understand why they happen. What I do know is that we were blessed to laugh with her, to travel with her, and to experience her infectious smile and love for a life filled with music. 

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"Nicole, it's not enough to say that I am going to miss you dearly. Thank you for your light. I will do my best to carry that with me. I love you, my sister. Forever family and forever a TN Kid."

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Justin shared a heartfelt tribute, videos and photos of Nicole 

Justin's social media followers inundated him with praying hand emojis and kind words. 

One wrote: "It's not fair so I celebrate her light and positivity," while another wrote: "She was an angel for real was so kind," and another added: "Man, I'm going to miss her so much."

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The father-of-two - who is married to Jessica Biel - didn't elaborate on her sad death, but Nicole, herself, opened up about her cancer diagnosis previously. 

She had a lengthy battle with breast cancer and in August 2019 she revealed it had come back after remission and devastatingly spread to her brain. 

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