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Sharon Jones Dead - Soul Singer Passes Away at 60

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!

Sharon‘s family is asking for donations to The Lustgarten Foundation, James Brown Family Foundation or Little Kids Rock in lieu of flowers.

Our thoughts are with Sharon‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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