Justin Timberlake has been left crushed following tragic news of a loved one lost. The Can’t Stop the Feeling singer updated fans with devastating news that his longtime backup singer, Nicole Hurst, had lost her life.

Justin took to Instagram with a heartfelt and emotional post which sparked an overwhelming response from his fans.

Alongside photos and videos of the young vocalist, he wrote: “My heart is so heavy. We lost a beautiful soul this week. Nicole lit up every room she walked into.

“On and off the stage she was a constant source of joy and positivity. Some things feel so unfair and we will never understand why they happen. What I do know is that we were blessed to laugh with her, to travel with her, and to experience her infectious smile and love for a life filled with music.

“Nicole, it’s not enough to say that I am going to miss you dearly. Thank you for your light. I will do my best to carry that with me. I love you, my sister. Forever family and forever a TN Kid.”