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Died when: 34 years 195 days (414 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Melanie Janene Thornton (May 13, 1967 – November 24, 2001) was an American pop and dance music singer. She was the lead singer of the Eurodance group La Bouche from 1994 to 2000, alongside American rapper Lane McCray. Their two most successful singles, "Sweet Dreams" and "Be My Lover", were released in 1994 and 1995 respectively. After leaving the band, Thornton began a solo career and found success primarily in European countries before her death in 2001. Her solo hits include "Love How You Love Me", "Heartbeat", "Makin' Oooh Oooh (Talking about love)" and "Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming)". On the night of November 24, 2001, shortly after the final performance in Leipzig, Thornton was among the 24 people that were killed in the crash of Swiss airline's Crossair Flight 3597 in Bassersdorf, Switzerland. Nine survived the accident.