Friday, March 25, 2005


Nelly's US tour has been cancelled following the death of his sister. Jackie Donahue, who was 31, had been in remission from leukemia for two years. She is survived by two children. Nelly's statement:

A statement released on behal of Nelly, whose full name is Cornell Haynes Jr., and his family said they were "deeply saddened" by Donahue's death, but they also thanked all those who responded to Nelly's call to action.

"We are very proud of her efforts to educate and raise awareness about the disease and the need for African-Americans to join the National Donor Registry," the family said. "She will always be remembered for her loving spirit, energy and unshakable faith."

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