Singer Sharon Jones Dies at 60

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Singer Sharon Jones Dies at 60

Singer Sharon Jones performs on stage at the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam on July 13, 2014. Singer Sharon Jones performs on stage at the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam on July 13, 2014. Her website said she died “surrounded by her loved ones, including her band, the Dap-Kings.”

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Sharon Jones, the lead singer with the band Dap-Kings, has died at the age of 60. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer,” said a post on her website. Jones was known for her funk-infused soul sound and was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for the album “Give the People What They Want.”
Her struggle to return to the stage after her 2013 cancer diagnosis was the subject of a recent documentary titled “Miss Sharon Jones.”
Jones and her band taught elementary school students about music before a tour stop at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium last November, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.