[NHS Press office]
On Thursday, Scotland Yard named the woman who was stabbed to death in her Battersea home as Britain’s Got Talent star Simonne Kerr, who shot to fame as part of the NHS choir B Positive.
Simonne, a nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, was found suffering from a knife wound by police at her home in south west London on Wednesday afternoon.
The 31 year old was part of the NHS’s B Positive choir, after she tragically lost one of her children, six-year-old Kavele, to sickle cell anaemia in 2015.
Police were called at 12.38pm, and she was sadly pronounced dead at 1.40pm.
While paramedics battled for nearly an hour to save her, Simonne was pronounced dead at the home she was staying at in the capital.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene and remains in police custody, the Metropolitan Police said.
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A statement from Scotland Yard confirmed police are not looking for anyone else in connection with their investigation, and stated a post-mortem was due to take place on Thursday.
Simonne joined the choir after her son died in 2015. The group were a wild card entry into the BGT final, but lost out to comedian Lost Voice Guy.
She revealed at the time how the performances gave her strength following the heartbreaking loss of her son.
“When I’m with the choir, I look either side of me and see new friends who have been affected by the same disease which took Kavele,” she said, according to the Daily Mirror.
“They know the physical and emotional pain of it. We support each other and there’s a real family vibe.
“When we sing, we don’t just rattle through a song. We sing with real feeling that comes from the bottom of our souls.”
Simonne joined the choir to raise awareness of the importance of blood donors, the NHS said at the time.