Sharon Jones Dead - Soul Singer Passes Away at 60
Soul singer Sharon Jones has sadly passed away at the age of 60.
The front-woman of the Grammy-nominated soul and funk group Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings died on Friday (November 18) after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
“We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time,” her rep wrote on her Facebook page.
Sharon worked as a prison guard for many years and went on to release her first album at age 40. Her album “Give the People What They Want” was nominated for a Grammy and she was the subject of the documentary Miss Sharon Jones!
Our thoughts are with Sharon‘s family and friends during this difficult time.