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Melanie Susan "Mel" Appleby (11 July 1966 – 18 January 1990) was one half of the 1980s English duo Mel and Kim.

Melanie Appleby
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Background information
Born 11 July 1966
Hackney, London, England
Died 18 January 1990(1990-01-18) (aged 23)
Westminster, London, England
Years active 1985-1988
Associated acts Mel and Kim

Appleby was born to a Jamaican father and a white British mother. She initially worked as a glamour model (she did a photo shoot for Mayfair in 1987) and then joined her sister Kim Appleby to form Mel and Kim, enjoying considerable chart success during the mid and late 1980s.


She died in Westminster, London, of pneumonia following treatment for metastatic paraganglioma on 18 January 1990. She died at the age of 23 and is buried in East Finchley Cemetery.


  • Mayfair, 22:1, London, 1987

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