Robbie Montgomery, a former backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner, was the grandfather of Andre Montgomery.
Robbie made the decision to pursue a career in cooking and opened a restaurant called Sweetie Pie’s. This establishment later served as the subject of a reality television program on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
On the show, Andre occasionally made appearances alongside other family members.
Andre Montgomery Death cause
Saint Louis Two people have admitted guilt for their roles in the murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of Andre Montgomery, Sweetie Pie’s nephew.
At the age of 21, Andre Montgomery passed away in March 2016.
Prior charges were brought against Terica Ellis and Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam in November 2020 for their participation in the scheme.
Ellis was romantically involved with Montgomery’s uncle James Norman at the time of the plot. In 2020, Norman and Ellis were accused of conspiring to commit murder for hire.
Prior to Montgomery’s passing, Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam, Norman’s insurance agent, assisted Norman in obtaining a life insurance policy on him. According to Yaghnam’s plea agreement, Norman obtained a $450,000 life insurance policy on Montgomery when he was 20 years old in 2014, which Norman then attempted to cash in on after Montgomery passed away.
Yaghnam is accused of multiple counts of aggravated identity theft as well as mail and wire fraud.
In order to fraudulently apply for the policy on Montgomery using false information about Montgomery, Yaghnam and Norman conspired together.
According to testimony from FBI Special Agent Christopher Faber, Andre Montgomery texted his grandma Robbie Montgomery in 2015 to express his dread of his uncle following a break-in at Robbie’s house in north St. Louis County.
According to a police report, Robbie reported the break-in while she was on vacation in June of that year. Cash, jewellery, and other goods valued at least $220,000 were taken.
One of Tina Turner’s initial backing singers in the 1960s was Miss Robbie. She founded Sweetie Pie’s, an enduring St. Louis soul food restaurant after her singing career came to an end.
The family’s appearance on the reality television program Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s has made them renowned today. The restaurant chain is managed by Robbie Montgomery and her family in the show, which aired from 2011 to 2018.
On the Welcome to Sweetie Pie series, Andre frequently made an appearance.