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Tributes for Bailey Rae's husband
Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae achieved fame with her self-titled debut album
Fans of saxophonist Jason Rae - the husband of soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae - have led tributes following his sudden death.

Police discovered the body of the Scottish-born musician, 31, in a flat in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Saturday.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs and has been released on police bail.

Mr Rae's fans have left tributes to him on website pages dedicated to his band The Haggis Horns.

On the social networking site Facebook, Craig Coupe, from Leeds, wrote: "Rest in peace Jason, the Haggis Horns have always epitomised what's great about Leeds to me.

"My thoughts are with the rest of the band, I hope you all come through this, and with his family and friends dealing with the worst news any of you could get."

'Heartfelt condolences'

Another friend, Jay Smith from Manchester, wrote: "I was really saddened to hear the news, I DJed with Jason when he was doing stuff with the New Mastersounds.

"Big love to all the band and Corinne, RIP dude."

Fans have also left messages on MySpace and Bailey Rae's website.

One wrote: "My heartfelt condolences to Corinne, and to her and Jason's family and friends.

"Corinne, we love you. You have proven to be a very strong and determined soul."

Bailey Rae has not made a public statement but on Sunday her record label said: "EMI Records would like to offer its sincere condolences to Corinne Bailey Rae and the Rae family at this tragic time.

"We ask that the media respects Corinne's privacy and that of her entire family."

'Funk extravaganza'

A post-mortem examination on the body of Mr Rae - originally from Aberdeen - was inconclusive and police said they were awaiting toxicology reports.

An inquest into his death is expected to be opened this week.

Mr Rae's parents still live in Aberdeen.

His father said he and his wife Lily would be going to Leeds on Tuesday.

He declined to comment further on his son's death.

The Haggis Horns are described on their MySpace page as "an eight-piece live funk extravaganza."

The group had previously performed and recorded with Bailey Rae as well as Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson.

They released their debut album last September.

Leeds-born Bailey Rae, 29, met her husband when she worked as a cloakroom attendant in a Leeds jazz club when she was a student in the city.

The pair married in 2001 when she was 22.



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