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British Singer-Songwriter Faye Fantarrow, Mentored by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, Passes Away at 21

Faye Fantarrow Dies At 21 Of Rare Brain Tumor

The music world mourns the loss of Faye Fantarrow, a promising British singer-songwriter who, at the young age of 21, tragically succumbed to an aggressive and rare brain tumor known as glioma. Faye’s undeniable talent and potential were profoundly shaped by the mentorship and guidance of Dave Stewart, co-founder of Eurythmics.

Dave Stewart Mourns the Loss of Mentored Artist Faye Fantarrow

Faye Fantarrow’s passing was announced by her mother, Pam Fantarrow, and shared on her official social media pages. Faye, who had overcome childhood leukemia twice, was a rising star mentored by Dave Stewart.

Source: Faye Fantarrow Instagram

In a heartfelt statement, Stewart remembered Faye as a vibrant artist and a joy to be around. He admired her talent and the moments they shared. Stewart praised Faye and her mother for their strength and dignity during Faye’s battle. He expressed deep sorrow that the world only saw a glimpse of Faye’s genius.

Faye Fantarrow’s Musical Journey: Battling Glioma, Debut EP ‘AWOL,’ and Mentor Dave Stewart

Source: Faye Fantarrow Instagram

Both Faye Fantarrow and Dave Stewart hailed from Sunderland, England. Last August, Fantarrow received her glioma diagnosis while actively working on her debut EP, AWOL, alongside producer Dave Stewart. The EP saw its release in February, courtesy of Stewart’s Bay Street Records. The single “The Weekend” and its accompanying video, filmed in Sunderland, followed shortly after.

Fantarrow, reflecting on the well-received EP, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to create music. She considered collaborating with Dave Stewart a cherished and pivotal moment in her musical journey.