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Holidaymakers at an Egyptian resort looked on in horror as a British woman collapsed and died while singing karaoke.

Catering company owner Leah Rice, 41, was with her family at the Hilton Sharks Hotel in Sharm-el Sheikh on Sunday night when she collapsed.

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reports that Ms Rice collapsed during her performance inside the Waves Pool Bar.

The cause of death is not known as of yet but has been reported as a suspected heart attack.

Ms Rice owned a successful catering delivery company in Britain.

Friend Anne Williams told the Daily Mail: "She loved to sing and she absolutely loved karaoke. Music was her passion, along with food and she was so good at both. Like so many people I will really, really miss her."

Ms Rice and her family had just one day left on their trip.

She had put her business on hold during the trip, posting a message on her Facebook page which said, 'to all my lovely customers ....the lunches are taking a short break and will be back on the 31st of January ....well rested, invigorated and with new menus.'

Friends and customers soon posted comments.

Andrea Strong said: "Words fail me. I am so shocked. Love to all the family xxx."

Lucy Fenner wrote: "I am completely shocked and gutted - your family, friends and Formby have lost a lovely lovely person.
'Thinking of all your family. lots of love xxxxxxxx."