LATEST: Rapper Nelly has scrapped a string of concerts so he can properly mourn the passing of his sister, who died yesterday (24MAR05) after a long battle with leukaemia.

JACQUELINE DONAHUE, 31, had been diagnosed with the disease in March 2001. The cancer was in remission for nearly two years before she suffered a relapse.

Nelly scrapped last night's (24MAR05) show in Beaumont, Texas, and another three dates as promoters wait to hear if he'll cancel his entire tour with FAT Joe.

In a brief statement from the rapper's label, UNIVERSAL, bosses say: "Information on the status of upcoming tour dates will be forthcoming."

25/03/2005 20:18