Melissa Bell, Soul II Soul singer and mother of X Factor star Alexandra Burke, has died. her family has said in a statement. Bell, understood to have been aged 53, was the lead vocalist in Grammy award-winning act Soul II Soul. She joined in 1993 after founder Jazzie B heard her debut solo single "Reconsider". Their song "Wish", where Bell sang lead vocals, featured on their greatest hits album Volume IV that same year, and peaked at number 24 in the UK singles chart.